New Preston square viewed in 3D

A 3D model of the proposed design for Preston's Winckley Square was unveiled at a series of public consultation events last week.

The aim of the redeveloped space is to attract more people to use the historic square as a link between the city centre and the recently restored Avenham and Miller parks.

A special meeting of Preston's Central Area Forum, which focused on the Winckley Square redesign, took place on 31 July. This was in addition to a series of five public consultation days.

The design has been created by Cooper Partnership and features granite walkways, new lighting and art work.

A water feature that doubles up as a performance area is also part of the design.

The plan for the square was chosen following a Landscape Institute design competition, which was judged by CABE, the Northwest Regional Development Agency, Preston City Council and the Preston Vision Board.

The consultation events will allow local people the chance to view the 3D model and landscape proposal drawings, as well as see examples of Cooper Partnership's previous work.

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