Stoneygate Plans Adopted
Preston City Council’s Cabinet has approved the adoption of the Stoneygate masterplan, an ambitious 15-year regeneration plan which will transform this historic part of Preston through the delivery of new homes, improved public realm connections and cycle routes, and new open spaces for the community to enjoy.
Gillespies was commissioned by Onward Homes to prepare the estate regeneration masterplan and delivery strategy, building on the city’s ambitious drive towards ‘city living’ and transformation of the broader edge-of-city centre Stoneygate area. Engagement was key to the process and has included stakeholders, tenants, residents, public sector bodies and agencies.
The masterplan is split into four main areas: Stoneygate in the west, Percy Street in the north, Horrocks Quarter in the east, and Queen Street in the south. It aims to create an “urban village” in Stoneygate and bring new uses to a number of vacant, derelict and underused sites including the former Horrocks Mill and Blue Bell public house.
The plan will also look to improve Church Row, the north-to-south connection between Cardinal Newman College and the city centre, as well as enhancing the public realm around the bus station.
The project team includes Nexus Planning, Hive Land & Planning, WSP, Buttress Architects, Colliers International and Eastham & Co.
Image by Buttress Architects