Preston City Centre industrial space sold to community group

Substantial industrial premises at Great George Street, Preston, have been sold to Hanafi Sunni Muslim Circle, a local group based at the Raza Masjid Mosque, St Paul's Road, Preston.

The group have bought the long leasehold for the 5,221 sq ft industrial property from Acornshield Props Ltd. Robert Pinkus & Co. LLP acted on behalf of the vendor.

Located within Central Preston, the new owners are hoping to change the use of the property and create a youth community centre for the surrounding Muslim community.

Joe Assalone, Partner at Robert Pinkus & Co said: "The detached single storey property already benefits from kitchen, office and toilet facilities and with the correct planning approval, this property could provide an excellent social centre and youth hub for the surrounding community. "Creating well-crafted, flexible social space that accommodates a wide range of activities for Preston's young people is to be encouraged and we look forward to seeing this building transformed as a busy community centre."