Plans for a new boutique hotel to be constructed in place of the former post office in Preston have now officially been lodged and details revealed.
The proposal, which was submitted with Town Hall chiefs this week, has come from Signature Living, the company behind Liverpool’s 30 James Street and the newly-launched Shankly Hotel, who are bidding to transform the listed building into a luxury hotel.
While we reported in June that Signature Living had this project on the agenda after acquiring the property, now plans have been put forward, further details have emerged.
The project would see a hotel home to 60 bedrooms, a restaurant and bar, a spa and pool and function suite constructed.
The council said that the plans were ‘really ambitious’, and could become a real ‘global destination for Preston’.
A planning statement from Signiture Living, submitted to Preston Council, said: “Signature Living (SL) are keen to bring their brand of hotel and wedding/conferencing facilities to Preston. SL has identified the former post office as an ideal property to renovate and convert to a hotel use.
“Located in the heart of the city centre, the site is sustainable and well situated for all the local amenities, including night time attractions.”
A separate document from the hotel group said the aim was to create a “luxury hotel development”, which will “contribute positively to the townscape and historic environment, whilst enhancing the leisure and tourism offer for Preston”.