New flat plan for Lune Street in Preston city center

Looking Down Moon Street Pic: Tony Worrall

Plans have been submitted for the change of use of the existing office space to three self-contained apartments and the retention of ground floor office space in Preston city centre.


The site is located at 13 Lune Street in the Winckley Square Conservation Area, which was first designated in 1975 and is currently vacant office space.

The last use of the offices ended on January 3, 2022, professional services were open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays or holidays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The property is a large three-storey mid-terrace building that once served as a lawyer’s office spread over four floors including a large basement.

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Proposed plans will include the redevelopment of the first, second and third office floors (Class E) into new apartments located in the main commercial area and close to a number of local services and amenities including restaurants, cafes , bars, shops and banks.

The site area of ​​the application site measures 119m.sq in which the following accommodations will be created:

  • Unit 1 – Office Space – 43.30m.sq
    Unit 2 – Self contained two bedroom apartment – 80.22 m²
  • Unit 3 – Self contained one bedroom apartment – 67.04 m²
  • Unit 4 – Self contained one bedroom apartment – 57.30 m²

This proposal would require adequate housing and all units will be accessible through the main Lune Street entrance.

The basement offers a refuge and recycling space with direct access to the outside from the rear.

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No extensions are offered as part of this application, only minimal external modifications are offered.

The exterior of the property will undergo a complete refurbishment, with the only change to the front elevation being the lowering of the existing ceiling level of the ground floor front elevation window overlooking Moon Street.

The Planning, Design, Access and Heritage Statement stated: “The property, although of significant size, requires complete internal and external refurbishment.

“With the comprehensive refurbishment proposed, the property will add to the character of the area and provide an overall enhancement to the surrounding residential property and street scene.”

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