Today, we joined Preston City Council and Nexus Planning to launch the Stoneygate Masterplan – an area that includes key landmarks such as Queen Street Retail Park, Cardinal Newman College and St. John’s the Minster.
Designed to provide a framework for development and regeneration the masterplan sets out an exciting, long-term vision for the area that aims to both attract investment into Stoneygate and realise its potential.
A key objective is improvement in connectivity, highlighting walking and cycling routes within the area as well as delivering stronger links to the rest of the city centre.
The masterplan also outlines the need for Preston City Council to work in partnership with Lancashire County Council to create a better environment for residents, business owners, students and visitors alike through quality public realm improvements.
Councillor Peter Moss, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning said: "Stoneygate is a key area of Preston City Centre with huge potential and many opportunities. We already have excellent examples of private sector investment in the area, for instance Preston Livery and Carriage Works restoration and Cotton Court – both of which showcase what can be achieved. The masterplan is designed to help us raise Stoneygate’s profile, and provide a clear guide to help us meet our ambitions for this area.
The launch is an important step in the regeneration of Stoneygate. By working together on the delivery with our key partners we hope it will kickstart and encourage further investment with other private sector bodies.
I look forward to working collaboratively in bringing the Stoneygate vision to life."
Martin Kirkpatrick, Associate at Buttress, said: "Stoneygate is a great opportunity to create a new high quality urban village. It’s a chance to bring urban transformation into the historic heart of Preston."