£5m Preston city centre redevelopment of former Browns Bar nearly complete

A £5m transformation of a Preston City Centre building is nearing completion.

Buckingham House in Glovers Court was formerly Browns Bar and Truth Nightclub. It will now be home to two high-end offices and 24 luxury apartments for rent.

Expected to finish in May, the redevelopment is being created by TSS Properties, the same company behind the City Bridge Apartments scheme.

A spokesperson for TSS Properties said: “There are a lot of quite basic, small and poorly finished apartments in the area. Preston is missing what’s needed for those people who want more spacious, refined city centre living.”

“The demand from City Bridge Apartments has spurred us on to create more unique high-end apartments to cater for this market.”

Access to the revamped building will be through a hotel-style reception area, with a gated car park at the rear. Two grade A type offices will be located on the ground floor, and there will be high-tech security throughout, including smart fingerprint door entry systems.

The 24 residential units will include one and two bedroom apartments, ranging from 750 sq ft to 1,100 sq ft. The flats will feature the likes of walk-in wardrobes, LED lighting, and Spanish-tiled bathrooms.

The spokesperson said: “By word of mouth and very little exposure, we have pre-let 12 of the 24 units, which is unheard of for Preston, especially during this pandemic.”

“The demand shows there is a great appetite for quality high-end accommodation.”