Pure Gym signs in Preston

Pure Gym is due to open its 90th outlet in Preston's North Road Retail Park after agreeing a lease on a 15,000 sq ft unit with landlord Worthington Properties, part of the Marcus Worthington Group.

Village pub handed to community

Robinson Brewery, represented by Savills, has sold the Running Pump in Catforth, Preston to a private investor, who has gifted it to the community.

Dock office changes hands

Art deco offices at the entrance to Preston Riversway have been acquired by the Community Network, a digital advertising company.

Aviva buys in Preston

Aviva Investors has acquired the ThyssenKrupp Aerospace distribution unit in the Walton Summit Industrial Estate in Preston for £7.29m, reflecting a net initial yield of 7.65%.

New hire at Robert Pinkus

Preston-based Robert Pinkus Management Services has recruited Shaun McAdam from Deckers Hospitality Group in Rochdale as property manager.

Preston VAT avoiders banned

Brothers Asif Ibrahim Bux and Firoz Ibrahim Bux, directors of property development firm Goldace Estates Ltd, have been disqualified for 16 years in total for failure to pay VAT worth around £1.3m to HM Revenue & Customs.