daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy (aug.2, 2013) | DMCA policy | flipboard magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > UK & Ireland Architecture Forums > Projects and Construction

Projects and Construction The latest news!



Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 16th, 2005, 09:02 PM   #1
Accura4Matalan
Registered User
 
Accura4Matalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 12,264
Likes (Received): 302

PRESTON | Full Summary of Projects

For discussion on developments in the third city of North West England.

City of Preston: Projects List

image hosted on flickr


Markets Quarter
Proposed

- Tithebarn replacement proposal that the City Council is now moving forward with alongside Preston Market traders.
- Like Tithebarn, the proposal involves moving the indoor market into the covered market, and glazing the exterior to create a new building. The existing traders in the covered market would be moved to the smaller covered former Fish Market, as well as street units.
- The existing and aging indoor market will be demolished, and replaced by a cinema complex, again, something which the council planned under Tithebarn.


Corporation Street Halls
Approved

- Phase 2 of the overall development of the former Fox Street car park
- The building will replace the current Preston City Mission church, and create a new facility for them
- The building will be 13-storeys high and contain student accommodation


Glovers Court
Proposed
Developer:
Architect: Frank Whittle Partnership
Ward: City Centre
-Large apartment development near Winckley Square
-Designed to cater for rental by local businessmen


Hill Street Office Building
Proposed

- Creation of a landmark office building on a surface car park adjacent to the Ringway in the centre of Preston
- No formal plan has been made yet, but the development has received funding from a Greater Manchester pension scheme
- A planning application is expected to be made in January 2013
(Concept Image)


Sainsbury's Penwortham
Approved

- Plan for a 35,000sqft supermarket on the corner of Liverpool Road and Cop Lane in the suburb of Penwortham
- Due to start construction in early 2013, the store will be built on the site of the former government buildings

Glovers Court
Approved

- 25,000sqft office building proposed in the Winckley Square area
- Planning application has been approved and construction is due to begin in January 2012


Corporation Street Gateway
Proposed

-Large scale mixed use 13-storey development on the corner of Corporation Street and Ringway
-The site is currently occupied by 2 medium sized retailers and a car park
-It is hoped that the development will be all offices, but this may be cut down if there is not enough demand and replaced by apartments, and possibly a hotel
-The development will cost £30m


Horrockses Quarter
Approved

- Redevelopment of run down corner of the city centre on the site of the failing Queens Retail Park
- Plans include a supermarket, shops, and hotel
- Recently submitted for outline planning permission

Last edited by Accura4Matalan; October 19th, 2012 at 12:35 AM.
Accura4Matalan no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old July 16th, 2005, 09:16 PM   #2
Accura4Matalan
Registered User
 
Accura4Matalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 12,264
Likes (Received): 302

Bit of news. The tower crane at the student halls being built at Maudland Bank has now been taken down. However, it looks like it has been replaced with a crane on wheels. Still very tall, but it wont be too long before we see the site empty of cranes.
Accura4Matalan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2005, 09:30 PM   #3
NCN_v1.0
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Preston/Leeds
Posts: 25
Likes (Received): 0

>test
NCN_v1.0 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2005, 01:10 AM   #4
NCN_v1.0
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Preston/Leeds
Posts: 25
Likes (Received): 0

I've been reading the old Preston thread for quite a while now and thought it was about time I said hello. I had a little trouble signing up, so first of all thanks to Accura for the help!
NCN_v1.0 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2005, 01:22 AM   #5
NCN_v1.0
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Preston/Leeds
Posts: 25
Likes (Received): 0

Some Preston pictures

I don't know if these should really go on the Preston development thread - if there is anywhere else I should have posted them let me know...

New Student Union Building


This building has come in for a lot of criticism, and in some ways I can see why. I can't help but get the impression that the architects have tried to build a fashionable modern building in the ilk of the Bilbao Guggenheim but ended up getting an industrial warehouse that has funny angles and is a bit shinier.

However...

I like it.

At least they are trying, and there is no doubting that this is a landmark building that provokes a reaction. Love it or hate it, at least it stays in your mind.

Too many new buildings, especially around Preston, are simply invisible. They might as well not be there for all people notice them. The St. Georges centre extension doesn't recieve much criticism, but it should. It is a boring structure. Meanwhile the bus station is ostracised, but people need to realise that if places like Preston are going to have their own character and not look like you could be anywhere, we need buildings with personality.

I like the new union building and the bus station, for those who don't I hope they can recognise that it is the mundane structures that should be attacked first, not the interesting ones.


Bus Station


I'm not one of those people that are 100% in the Save Preston Bus Station camp, but it seems a shame that Preston is going to lose one if its few unique and memorable buildings.

If the Tithebarn scheme can only go ahead if the station is knocked down, then so be it, but the project better actually replace it with something worthwhile and not just a few boring, soulless buildings.

Personally I would like to see the bus station incorporated into the scheme and adapted to fit a new use, but that extremely unlikely. Ah well.

Harris Museum


Offices on the Docks


St. Walburgs Church
NCN_v1.0 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2005, 05:21 PM   #6
Accura4Matalan
Registered User
 
Accura4Matalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 12,264
Likes (Received): 302

Yay! It worked! Welcome to the boards.
Posting any old pictures in this forum is no problem whatsoever. I've always done it! If I've been around town taking loads of pics, I sometimes start a thread in the UK Skyscrapers and Skylines forum, but if I've just taken the odd image then it goes here.
Those are fantastic pics by the way. Love the docks one.
Accura4Matalan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 12:14 AM   #7
Preston_guy
Registered User
 
Preston_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 792
Likes (Received): 0

Oh no Accura the thread is gone! Nevermind, we will rise from the ashes! Or something along those lines anyway... Hello NCN and welcome, I like your pics!
Preston_guy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 11:34 AM   #8
Accura4Matalan
Registered User
 
Accura4Matalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 12,264
Likes (Received): 302

I've just found out that all the deleted threads we're backed up and gothic and the rest of the admin team will be restoring them by the end of the week.
Hopefully, ours will rise from the dead too.
Accura4Matalan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 05:14 PM   #9
Accura4Matalan
Registered User
 
Accura4Matalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 12,264
Likes (Received): 302

The LEP have got an article today about the U/C Moor Lane flats. If they can be bothered to update their site by this evening then I'll post it.
Interesting that they refer to the 3 new blocks as 'towers'
It might be something to do with the old 16-storey triplets, but I would hardly call 6/5-storeys a 'tower'...
Accura4Matalan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 06:19 PM   #10
AndrewC
Registered User
 
AndrewC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 11,783
Likes (Received): 3

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Not the Preston Thread!



Only joking Accy, you do a stirling job for the Preston Massive.
__________________
Any progress on this?
AndrewC no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 07:25 PM   #11
Accura4Matalan
Registered User
 
Accura4Matalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 12,264
Likes (Received): 302

Thank you Much appreciated.
Accura4Matalan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #12
Accura4Matalan
Registered User
 
Accura4Matalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 12,264
Likes (Received): 302

Okay, since the LEP have decided not to add the Moor Lane story to their site, I'll just bullet the key points:
-117 apartments are being built on the site
-The development contains 3 blocks of 3/4/5-storeys
-There will be parking for 107 cars
-The buildings will have large glazed staircases, balconies and metal cladding
-A courtyard will be created allowing the public to view the old windmill through from Moor Lane
-The development should take at least 12 months to complete

Accura4Matalan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2005, 03:29 PM   #13
Accura4Matalan
Registered User
 
Accura4Matalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 12,264
Likes (Received): 302

I just got an email from LCC saying that they will be in touch soon regarding the plans for the new Preston bus station.
Accura4Matalan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2005, 07:02 PM   #14
Preston_guy
Registered User
 
Preston_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 792
Likes (Received): 0

Thanks Accura, looking forward to the news!
Preston_guy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #15
JUXTAPOL
800th birthday in 2007
 
JUXTAPOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 4,194
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by Accura_Preston
I just got an email from LCC saying that they will be in touch soon regarding the plans for the new Preston bus station.
Is there a problem with the concrete in the Bus station. That is a great design, they should keep it. Get it listed.
JUXTAPOL no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #16
Accura4Matalan
Registered User
 
Accura4Matalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 12,264
Likes (Received): 302

Quote:
Originally Posted by JUXTAPOL
Is there a problem with the concrete in the Bus station. That is a great design, they should keep it. Get it listed.
No, the current bus station is structurally sound (I think).
It might be a unique piece of architecture, but its still utterly crap.
Reasons to demolish bus station (hard to know where to begin):
-Stinks of piss
-Out of date
-Way too big
-Hindering development in that area of town
-Lots of crime in the network of subways beneath it
-Gives a bad impression to visitors
-Generally looks crap!

Good riddance to bad rubbish
Few piccies


Looked crap even when it was first built!


Accura4Matalan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2005, 09:13 PM   #17
Preston_guy
Registered User
 
Preston_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 792
Likes (Received): 0

I'm with Accura on this, the Tithebarn scheme will create around thousands of new jobs and as Accura said, it's way too big, unsafe, outdated and hinders development of a very large area, and thus, the surrounding areas. It must, and IS going. Yay!
Preston_guy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2005, 10:05 PM   #18
NCN_v1.0
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Preston/Leeds
Posts: 25
Likes (Received): 0

Wrong!

QUOTE=Accura_Preston

No, the current bus station is structurally sound (I think).

It might be a unique piece of architecture, but its still utterly crap.
It is unique. Why is it crap?

Reasons to demolish bus station (hard to know where to begin):
-Stinks of piss No it doesn't. And if it did; you don't fix that by demolishing the building. You buy some bleach.
-Out of date
In what way?
-Way too big
It is not excessively large. There is plenty of space which is better than not having enough.

-Hindering development in that area of town
True. Although there is no reason why the Tithebarn scheme couldn't adapt and update parts of the bus station if they wanted to.

-Lots of crime in the network of subways beneath it
Do you have any evidence of that? There are loads of cameras, security, and they are usually pretty busy. I've never seen anything dodgy (although I'm sure there probably have been incidents, as in many places)

-Gives a bad impression to visitors
How? By bring unique and memorable? Better than bland and forgettable surely.

-Generally looks crap!
I disagree

I think it is a pity Preston is going to lose one of its few unique, memorable, worthwhile buildings. Say what you want about they bus station, but it works!

The debate is pointless, because in all likelihood the bus station will go anyway, but I think it is a shame. If I was in charge of the scheme I would cut the bus waiting bays to just one side, add some more shops on the ground and possibly first floors and modernise the interior. Cutting the actual apron to just one side would make public access much easier - getting rid of the need for subways and allowing a new square to be built outside with new buildings on the other three sides (where the St' John's centre is now - a building that truely is crap; but unsurprisingly recieves no critisism because it is boring, bland and not noticed by people).

None of this is going to happen though.

Pity.

We'll have to wait and see as to whether they Grosvener project will be a worthy replacement. The council have made the mistake in the past of thinking new is always better. I just hope we don't get another Crystal House.
NCN_v1.0 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2005, 10:14 PM   #19
NCN_v1.0
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Preston/Leeds
Posts: 25
Likes (Received): 0

NCN_v1.0 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2005, 11:29 PM   #20
tommygunn
Registered User
 
tommygunn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,671
Likes (Received): 0

that bus stop is huge too big in my opinion a nice glass one would look better and free up some land at the same time.
tommygunn no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
development summary, lancashire, north west england, preston

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu