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Design unveiled for Lancashire’s tallest building

by Sion Geschwindt
Providence Ltd Lofthaus

Architects have revealed designs for Lancashire’s tallest building in the heart of Preston.

Designs for the 30-storey Lofthaus hotel and apartment tower have been sent to the city council this week seeking planning permission.

The skyscraper has increased in height since it was first given civic approval as a 21-storey block in July 2019.

At almost 100 metres tall, the new design features 174 apartments on top of a 166-room hotel, with a rooftop bar/restaurant and garden.

What the tower might look like in Preston (Credit: Providence Gate Ltd)

If approved, the building will tower over two new 16-storey apartment buildings which have recently been given the go-ahead in the city centre – Bhailok Court near to the bus station and a complex earmarked for land at the bottom of Avenham Street.

The building will be even taller than the eye-catching spire of the St Walburge’s Church which is the UK’s tallest on a parish church.

What the tower might look like at night (Credit: Providence Gate Ltd)

In its application to the council Providence Gate says the project “represents a fresh scheme for the site by a new applicant with the intention of creating a landmark building for Preston.

“The scheme aims to act as a catalyst for development in this part of the city.”

Main Image: Providence Gate Ltd

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