Park Hotel, East Cliff
The building, which opened in 1883, was formerly a luxury hotel for rail travellers and served as a gateway to the north.
Overlooking Miller Park this former hotel could once again become a hotel. A deal has been approved between Lancashire County Pension Fund and Lancashire County Council, to transfer the building to the pension fund, which will finance a redevelopment of the site.
The multi-million pound scheme will create a luxury 71 bedroom hotel in the historic building on East Cliff, offices for the pension fund itself, and a spa facility. The plans include the demolition of the 1960s office block on the site, replacing it with a brand new building, which will extend the hotel to 83 bedrooms and provide high quality conference and office facilities.
Discussions have been taking place with a preferred hotel operator about running the new hotel, however ownership of the site would remain with the pension fund. The former Park Hotel building will form the centrepiece of the new development. A new bridge is also planned.
Map Address for Park Hotel
East Cliff, Preston, PR1 3EE.