Every week, we’re going to take a look at a few of the local stories making the headlines. This week..
Cottom Brickworks Moves Forward
A long-running development proposal for Preston looks set to have plans tabled for its second stage. An area along the canal in Cottom, named Cottom Brickworks, is due to be anchored by a major supermarket and include hundreds of homes.
Preston City Council has received an application to carry out remedial works on another part of the Brickworks site. The application was submitted from Nexus Planning, who are looking to work in the land off Cottam Avenue.
The report goes on to state they want to do ‘pre-development works’ to the land. No more than 10 works will be on the site at any one time. Cottam Brickworks is allocated in the City Deal proposal for redeveloping the North West area of the city.
Preston Bus Station Given National Architecture Award
Refurbishment of Preston’s grade-II listed Bus Station has won another accolade. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has bestowed a national award on the work that took place in the multi-million pound scheme.
The building was given a facelift by John Puttick Associates and Preston-based Cassidy+Ashton. Their work included a revamped Car Park and Coach station. It also included moving all the buses to the eastern side of the building. Lancashire County Council are currently undergoing work on the west side to create an urban space.