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Bishopgate Gardens, Preston

Prices from £110,000




Preston is the third largest city in the North West, and the largest in its county of Lancashire, following the award of city status in 2003. This is a confident, welcoming city which is friendly to business and regularly performs well in Price Water House Cooper’s Good Growth for Cities Index which analyses jobs, transport, average incomes and work-life balance among other things.

While Preston is in itself a fantastic place to work, the proximity to other amazing employment locations in the North of England is a huge reason to consider living in the area as well as offering the ability to be at the Lake District in less than an hour by train.

Preston is in a fantastic location when it comes to the UK as a whole. On the line from Glasgow/Edinburgh right the way through to London, the modern trains of today can have you in London or Edinburgh in just over 2 hours. Manchester is a 50-minute train journey away, making Preston a commutable distance away. Preston is also in close proximity to both Blackpool and Southport, so if you crave the seaside or some fun on the pleasure beaches, it’s not too far away. The Lake District is a short car/ train journey away, giving easy access to one of the most well know areas of outstanding beauty in the UK.

Why invest in Preston

Preston is a city which inspires people to invest in its future. A great location, strong businesses, a higher education sector going from strength to strength and a growing reputation for radical economic excellence has resulted in an impressive programme of investment which is changing the city.

Here are some highlights:

  • House prices in Preston have increased by 19.56% in the last five years.
  • Preston has easy access to the M6, M61, M65 and the M55, all key Northern motorways.
  • The Preston economic model has been so successful it is now being trialled in other towns across the UK.
  • The University of Central Lancashire is based in Preston and supports 40,000 staff and students.
  • Preston is only 40 minutes from Manchester and 50 minutes from Liverpool by direct train.
  • Preston was named the UK’s most improved city.
  • The Preston and Lancashire City Deal is worth £434m and is transforming the city’s infrastructure

Preston Lifestyle

In 2018 Preston was “the most improved city” in PWC”s “Good Growth for Cities” report. In 2019, Preston has been ranked as the best city to live in the North West, surpassing both Manchester and Liverpool.

The Development

Bishopgate is a conversion of a former office block, vacant since early 2019. Built in a distinctive 1970’s style, the building is in a prime spot for modernisation in line with the exciting new civic development schemes underway in the area such as; Stoney Gate Masterplan, Cinema and Restaurant Complex and the Bus Station Square.

This ambitious scheme will be a flagship residential development for The Heaton Group and the City of Preston, comprising of 130 luxury apartments, impressive communal spaces with residents lounge and 24 hour concierge, communal rooftop gardens and 7 retail units overlooking the plaza including, Barber shop, Florist and Deli Store.

The exterior will be clad in distinctive, contemporary black and gold aluminium panels, transforming the building into a recognisable landmark standing out amongst its neighbours. Landscape Architects have thoughtfully designed both the plaza at the entrance of the building and the show-stopping roof gardens with breathtaking city views.

The interiors will take advantage of the existing generous ceiling height and floor to ceiling windows to create sleek, modern, light filled apartments. Working in conjunction with award winning architects, Studio KMA, the one, two and three bedroom apartments have been designed with functionality and style in mind, with well proportioned rooms, luxury, designer kitchens and bathrooms and high quality fixtures and fittings throughout as standard.

Bishopgate Gardens communal spaces have been designed by the Studio KMA interior design team to create a spectacular welcome for residents and visitors to the building, with a residents lounge, coffee pod cafe, 24 hour concierge and reception area. The communal areas will also act as a central point for ‘The Common’ shared working space and commercial units on the ground floor.

Interior specifications available upon request.

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Rooftop Gardens

Bishopgate Gardens has “gardens” in its name for a reason. Show stopping communal roof-top gardens on the eighth and eleventh floors, add a sense of glamour to the scheme and provide breathtaking city views.

A modern planting scheme will provide year round interest and the limited green palette with lush foliage will give a sleek, urban jungle feel. A green wall will provide a dramatic backdrop to the contemporary outdoor furniture, arranged to encourage social interaction between residents. Rectangular, aluminium planters will complement the cladding and ambient lighting will make this a comfortable place to relax on long summers evenings.

To reach the entrance of Bishopgate Gardens, residents and visitors will walk through the plaza. Paving seamlessly continues from the footpath to create a single level space with simple, bold planting. The commercial spaces will be attractively branded in a “Box Park” style and attractive window displays will draw in customers.

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