An opportunity to re-develop the Grade II Listed former Post Office building in Preston City Centre
EPC RatingEPC ExemptKey FeaturesThe Former Post Office is a Grade II Listed Building located adjacent to the Flag Market in Preston, built between 1901 and 1903 and subsequently altered and extended.It occupies a site of 0.36 acres (0.16 hectares).The building consists of basement, ground, small ground floor mezzanine, first, second and third floors.DescriptionA unique opportunity to acquire The Grade II listed former Post Office building, Preston.The area surrounding the former Post Office building is a focus for some of the City’s most exciting development over the coming years. The former Post Office lies at the heart of Preston, where the retail, business and civic functions of the city meet.The Fish Market canopy is being refurbished and could be included in any scheme for the Post Office.Parties interested in assuming responsibility for the next phase of its life are now sought. This will include its conversion to a viable uses that ensure this magnificent building is retained for future generations.The Council would want to see a scheme of sensitive adaptation and reuse which will respect the buildings heritage.LocationPreston lies in the heart of Lancashire, situated at the hub of the UK’s north/south road and rail networks.The City is located at the lowest bridging point of the River Ribble at the crossroads of the northwest region’s major motorway networks. It has easy access to the M6, M61, M55 and M65. Preston Railway Station lies approximately 900m to the west of the former Post Office along Fishergate.The building fronts onto the recently refurbished War Memorial and Flag Market, which is the main public space in the city.It is bound by Birley Street to the East and Market Street to the West. To the rear is the Grade II Listed former Fish Market which fronts onto Earl Street and has the potential to be included within a scheme for the Post Office.Method of saleA two stage tender process will be undertaken. The first stage will invite expressions of interest and concept bids from interested parties.The submission date for expressions of interest / concept bids will be advised separately.After expressions of interest / concept bids have been received and assessed shortlisted parties will be invited to submit a comprehensive bid for consideration.Proposals will be assessed against their potential to address constraints on use and their ability to deliver long term, sustainable regeneration benefits for the city.Heritage and local Planning bodies will be further consulted to establish each proposal’s scope for suitability in relation to their long term viability and impacts on the historic structure of the building.