Progress made at Harris Quarter development

The land earmarked for Preston's Harris Quarter leisure complex has been cleared and the developers will now submit their expanded plans for a cinema and bowling alley.

Preston City Council is working in partnership with Maple Grove and Muse Developments to bring forward the 160,000 sq ft scheme. Originally centred around an eight-screen cinema, the new designs also include a 16-lane bowling alley, restaurants and a new multistorey car park.

The development, designed by Leach Rhodes Walker, will be formally launched with a new identity once planning permission has been secured.

Councillor Matthew Brown, leader of Preston City Council, said: “This cutting-edge and integrated leisure development will reinforce the Harris Quarter as a premier cultural and leisure destination in Lancashire and will help our city centre to thrive as well as promoting an inclusive economy with the development in the ownership of the city when complete.”

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