Invest in Central Lancashire 2018

Outgoing Preston chief executive praises city ‘dynamism’

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Today is Preston City Council chief executive Lorraine Norris’s final day before she retires after nine years in the post, handing over to interim Adrian Phillips. Place North West talks to Norris about her legacy, Preston’s progress, and Lancashire’s chance for devolution.

Preston Market Quarter Nov 2017

Demolition of Preston Indoor Market moves closer

Following the completion of the city’s new covered market, demolition work on Preston’s 1970s Indoor Market is due to begin in the summer to make way for a £50m cinema, leisure, and retail development.

Porsche Preston

Porsche Centre gains consent in Preston

Bowker Motor Group has received permission to build a 43,000 sq ft Porsche showroom in Preston, and is planning to start on site in the spring with the building due to open later this year.

Hawkins Brown, UCLan

UCLan student centre wins consent

The student centre and public squares that make up the flagship project in the University of Central Lancashire’s £200m masterplan have secured approval from Preston City Council’s planning committee.

UCLan Student Centre App

UCLan student centre heads Preston planning agenda

The Hawkins\Brown-designed student centre and associated public space at the University of Central Lancashire is the key item facing Preston City Council’s planning committee, which meets on 11 January.