Ground floor of renovated Preston building sold for office space

The ground floor of The Union Carriageworks in Preston has been sold to a technology consultancy which will convert the 4,500 sq ft to office space.

Etc Urban Developments completed the £3.5m transformation of the historic Preston site in January. Above the ground floor sit 18 one, two and three-bedroom luxury apartments.

Now Preston-based Insiris has acquired the commercial space, which was listed at £280,000.

The sale was completed by Charles Bell of commercial agent Morgan Martin. He said: "This blank canvas gives the purchaser an unusual opportunity to fit out the accommodation to their own specification.

“A Preston company buying their own space in the city shows the demand is there for quality office accommodation in the city centre.”

Matthew Summers, managing director and co-founder of Insiris, said they chose The Union Carriageworks for their new headquarters because of its city-centre location and huge potential.

"The Union Carriageworks was truly a unique opportunity for us to convert and create a work environment that our staff will love, right in the city centre. Grade A space in Preston is rare and the building’s heritage as a former carriageworks has inspired our design team to create a truly unique warehouse style office."

Matthew Jones at Forbes acted for Etc Urban Development and Farhan Saleh from Napthens acted for Insiris.

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