Lottery to transform Preston parks

Lottery funds will transform historic parks in Preston

Two historic parks will be transformed thanks to a £2.7 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is part of a £4.9 million restoration of Avenham and Miller Parks in Preston, Lancashire. Preston City Council granted planning permission for a pavilion, designed by architect Ian McChesney, last week. The pavilion will house a café, exhibition space and a police drop-in centre. There will also be work undertaken on lighting, signage, gates, walls and railings. Preston head of parks Eddie Curry said: “It’s going to make significant improvements. The new range of facilities will take it into the future.” Further funding came from the city council (£800,000), Lancashire County Council (£170,000) and AvenCentral Regeneration Partnership (£800,000). Work will start in the New Year and first tenders will go out in November. All procurement will be through the city council.

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