Vision and key projects • Preston Guild City
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Preston Guild City

Vision and key projects

Fishergate Bus Station Square Bus Station and Youth Zone Preston Markets Cinema Complex Preston Health Hub St.John’s Shopping Centre Guild Hall Flag Market The Harris The Shankly Hotel UCLAN UCLAN City Gateway / Altus Winckley Square Cannon Street Fishergate

Preston is a growing and vibrant North West city that is distinctive and a supporter of business through strong civic leadership working collaboratively with the private sector..

In partnership with stakeholders across the city, Preston is undergoing its biggest investment in generations.

Preston has been identified nationally as a city with significant economic prospects and potential to become a much greater force in the regional economy. Preston is fast becoming a transformed city having strengthened its position as a first class destination for retail, cultural, entertainment, business and higher education services, in Lancashire.

Continued city growth

Preston is growing through the:

  • creation of jobs
  • diversification of the shopping, leisure, tourism and cultural offer
  • productive use of vacant and under-used land and buildings, especially heritage assets
  • modernisation and revitalisation of public transport services and facilities
  • improvement of the environment for pedestrians and cyclists through transformed public realm

Driving sustainable new development

The overall strategy and vision for the city centre is to encourage and facilitate sustainable new development, including optimising the use of existing buildings, that will maintain, and enhance, the vitality, viability and vibrancy of the centre, whilst also preserving and enhancing environmental quality.

We are pleased to present an exciting range of occupier and investment opportunities and projects in Preston city centre and surrounding areas. You can find out more about recently completed projects, current projects and key investment and development opportunities within this section.

City centre visual guide

The interactive map found at the top of the page provides a visual overview of recently completed and ongoing projects to illustrate how they fit together to create the bigger picture for Preston.

For details on each of the projects featured in the map click on the numbered arrow associated with the development.