Issue details

Preston - Fishergate Central Gateway

County Council officers, working with Preston City Council, have developed a proposition to deliver a high quality public realm scheme in Preston City Centre. The project is focussed on a re-configuration of key routes and gateways to enhance the attractiveness of the City Centre as a viable business location and act as a catalyst for new private sector investment.


Subject to contract, the County Council has secured European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) to deliver this first phase of a wider programme of gateway development work to improve connectivity between the City’s principal public transport hubs, the city centre core, the Central Business District and University Campus. 


The project will be delivered in phases, with Phase 1 commencing late Spring 2013, and final completion of Phase 3 in Summer 2014.


The scheme design will be informed by stakeholder and public information events during Spring 2013.


A total allocation of £1.6m from the Economic Development Capital Programme is requested to match fund the ERDF project, to deliver associated works and to enable progress to be made on delivery of future phases.


This is a deemed to be a Key Decision.  Standing Order 26 has been complied with.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect in 2 or more electoral divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Preston Central South; Preston City;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/01/2013

Decision due: 12 Feb 2013 by Leader of the County Council

Decision due: 12 Feb 2013 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision due: 12 Feb 2013 by Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Environment and Planning

Contact: Martin Kelly Email: Tel: 01772 536197.