Heaton Group’s latest development, now well underway, will comprise of 130 luxury one, two and three-bed apartments, situated in Preston’s City Centre as part of the £434 million regeneration scheme.
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This ambitious scheme will be a flagship residential development for The Heaton Group and the City of Preston, comprising of 130 luxury apartments, impressive communal spaces with residents lounge and 24 hour concierge, communal rooftop gardens and 7 retail units overlooking the plaza including, Barber shop, Florist and Deli Store.
The exterior will be clad in distinctive, contemporary black and gold aluminium panels, transforming the building into a recognisable landmark standing out amongst its neighbours. Landscape Architects have thoughtfully designed both the plaza at the entrance of the building and the show-stopping roof gardens with breathtaking city views.
To date there has been investment into the area of over £434 million covering Preston and South Ribble, with future forecasts predicting a further 20,000 new jobs and over 20,000 new homes. This will provide a huge boost to the local economy which is expected to grow by over £1billion in the next 10 years for development and will be the hub where people connect for years to come.
As the interior of the building continues to move quickly, the exterior is beginning to take shape. The purple weather boarding is in place and the windows and new cladding is being installed over the next couple of weeks.
We are constructing the steel interior framework and insulating before closing off the initial internal wall structure. The rooftop sees the outline of the terrace created and we continue to work to the initial plans.
Work continues at Bishopgate Gardens - internal layout now in progress and the outer facade ready for installation in the next few weeks. All steel structures are now in place ready for integral structure additions and features.
Curtain wall now well underway on rear side.
All cantilever extensions in place, now infilled with concrete flooring which has created a solid base to begin curtain wall work on this face of the building.
Cantilever extension to main face of Residence A now complete. Curtain Wall tracking installation commenced. Side face of residence A removed ready for start of cantilever extension with views to Preston Deepdale Football Stadium.
Cantilever extension due for completion on the main face of Residence A by the end of this week. Metal workers will then move onto the side of this residence before commencing the extensions on Residence B.
As the days get longer, we continue to work on the structure of Bishopgate Gardens, now that the cantilever extensions are in place we are now moving to the inside structure. The site remains open as our contractors practice social distancing.
As we continue work through these trying times we have seen the cantilever extensions continue with the scaffolding now being erected around the development. We are continuing development as normal and we are seeing some real progress made to the structure of both buildings.
Despite the recent turmoil and anxiety caused by the corona virus, work continues to progress at pace on Bishopgate Gardens. Now that all the external facades are removed work has begun installing the Cantilever Extensions which will greatly increase the overall footprint of the development.
The façade has been removed to make way for the cantilever extensions and the new, modern cladding. The cranes have arrived on site to install the steel necessary to create the new structural support of the building
Work has already begun removing the external facade of the offices ready for installation of the structural steel work. Once the cantilever sections are in place the contours of the building will begin to take real shape. Elsewhere on site work is ongoing with a sample installation of the external cladding and glazing.
The internal rip out of the two blocks is now complete. Internal walls have also been removed allowing for the installation of the new concrete floors throughout. Work has begun erecting the external 'Mast Climber's' that will provide the platform for the removal of the existing frontage and windows in readiness to receive the cantilever extension.
The site has now been secured with Heaton Group hoarding and the site office is also now in place. Works have now begun stripping out the internal fixtures and fittings of both towers ready for the installation of new floors throughout. February will see the release of the project for Sale, so please keep checking the website for sales particulars.
Planning Permission has now been formally granted after Preston voted unanimously in favour of this development. Summer 2021 will see the Heaton group deliver 130 high-end luxury apartments right in the heart of this thriving City.
First fix plumbing and electrics are complete in one half of Bishopgate Gardens and the plastering is now underway.
The facade of the building is almost complete, with nearly all of the windows fitted and the distinctive coloured panels being put in place. This will really change the character of the building from a dated, 1970's office block to modern, high specification and desirable residential apartments.
Situated in the centre of Preston and within the £434 Million regeneration area, this will provide much sought after high end accommodation in this fantastic city.
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