Onward unveils plans for 380 homes on former Preston mill
Horrocks Mill could be transformed to deliver a mix of houses and low-rise apartments within a 20-minute walk from the city centre under the housing association’s proposals.
Onward Homes is seeking to build 380 homes on the site of the former cotton manufacturing plant located between Queen Street and Church Street.
Proposals also include affordable housing provision, as well as green spaces and improved walking routes into Preston city centre.
Following the mill’s demolition in 1965, the site at Horrocks Mill is now a vacant brownfield plot allocated for development under the city’s local plan.
DK Architects is designing the scheme. Nexus Planning is the planning consultant.
Onward has launched a consultation on the plans, which will run until Monday 26 June and can be accessed at onwardpreston.co.uk.
Sandy Livingstone, executive director for property at Onward, said: “The redevelopment of the Horrocks Mill site is a clear opportunity to transform a key part of the centre of Preston, one of our great northern cities and support the ambitious plans of the city council.
“It will ensure this disused brownfield site turns into a thriving community that provides quality affordable homes and new open spaces that will support our existing and future residents”, he continued.
“Our plans for Horrocks Mill support our wider ambitions to deliver a transformative redevelopment of the area.”
Onward currently manages around 1,100 homes across Preston.
Elsewhere in the North West, the housing association owns and operates 35,000 homes across Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, and Greater Manchester.