Project Overview

Location – Preston

Type – City Living

Status – Planning Granted

CGI – David Cox Architects


New Build – Serviced Apartments

The Unicorn pub, which closed to the public in 2017, will see the next chapter of this historic building come to life after planning permission was granted. The three-five storey blocks, named Unicorn Hall, will see 121 serviced apartments created on behalf of developer HVM North Ltd. The Grade II Listed pub building’s frontage will remain as the prominent feature to the development and will be sensitively converted into quality residential units.

Sat adjacent to the recently developed Canterbury Hall student living accommodation, a previous scheme designed by David Cox Architects, the site sits on the intersection of North Road with Aqueduct Street and St George’s Road and has been described as ‘the next piece in the jigsaw’ for the regeneration of the wider area. The developer’s ambition is to develop this site as a key gateway into the City.

In the remodelled pub, friendly open spaces have been created for groups to meet up socially, alongside private quiet rooms for business meetings. The amenities provided under the service apartments aim to provide everything to create a home from home experience for a short to medium length stay.

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