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THE

UNION LOFTS


BY ETC URBAN





ALTERNATIVE


LIVING IN THE


NORTH WEST’S


ALTERNATIVE


CITY 18 SPACIOUS STUDIO, 1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM LOFT APARTMENTS FOR SALE
LOCATION: Union Carriage
Works, Guildhall Street, Preston
AGENT: Cushman and Wakefield
AVAILABLE: Now

CITY
18 SPACIOUS STUDIO, 1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM LOFT APARTMENTS FOR SALE
LOCATION: Union Carriage Works, Guildhall Street, Preston AGENT: Cushman and Wakefield AVAILABLE: Now


The Union Carriage Works is an historic late Victorian warehouse in Guildhall Street, Preston, being refurbished and converted into wonderful new homes by Etc Urban Developments.

This is a unique opportunity to purchase a genuine loft apartment in the heart of Preston located between Fishergate and Winckley Square.

Most of the spacious duplex and two-storey homes come with a generous sized, west-facing balcony. Secure basement parking is also available.

HERITAGE

The Union Carriage Works was opened as a carriage and auto-car manufactory by James Walmsley in 1897 in Guildhall Street in Preston with “upwards of 100 carriages, the latest and lightest designs”.

He began his carriage-making business in Avenham Street in the 1840s. Success and the dawning of a new automotive era led the firm to open in a new, purpose-built carriage and auto-car works opposite the Garlick, Park & Sykes designed Conservative Club built in free neo-Elizabethan style.

In 1925, the Union Carriage Works was sold to the United Yeast Company, which serviced the brewing, baking and confectioner’s trades until the 1960s.

FROM

WAREHOUSE

TO

YOUR HOUSE

We have designed 18 generously proportioned apartments ranging from studios through to one, two and even a three bedroom loft.

To enhance a feeling of spaciousness, each home is either on two floors or has up to 4 metres floor to ceiling heights in the living rooms or benefits from both.

Nine of the lofts come with large balconies accessed through full height sliding glass doors.

As the fit out develops, we will update the images.

NEIGHBOUR

HOOD

The Union Lofts are just a couple of minutes walk from Fishergate, Preston’s main retail street, recently transformed in a multi-million pound makeover and Winckley Square, which too has recently been restored.

Winckley is the area that links the city centre with Avenham and Miller Parks, and the River Ribble. It’s made up of a large elegant Georgian square (unusual if not unique in the North of England) and a network of ‘lanes’ one of which is Guildhall Street.

The neighbourhood has all the things you’d expect to find in a city centre location and some of the things you wouldn’t. Like Cardinal Newman College, the top performing sixth form college in the UK.

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PLANS

Here are the 18 generously proportioned apartments ranging from studios through to one, two and even a three bedroom home.

To enhance a feeling of spaciousness, each loft is either on two floors or has up to 4 metres floor to ceiling heights in the living rooms or benefits from both.

Nine of the lofts come with large balconies accessed through full height sliding glass doors.

DESIGN

& FIT OUT

The lofts take advantage of the warehouse character of the existing building, exposing the old brick and upcycling the old floor and soffit boards.

The lofts are true lofts, exploiting the height of the existing roof with full width, clear span, timber, queen post trusses to make spacious front to back living, dining, kitchens.

Windows are triple glazed with timber inside and aluminium outside. Walls and roofs are insulated to exceed building regulations. Materials are recycled wherever possible. Wood for the balustrades is being sourced from parts of the demolished upper levels of the building, retaining the materials on-site.

BUILDING

- 18 new build apartments in a sensitively restored warehouse building in centre of Preston

- Exposed brickwork walls, timber trusses and timber beams.

- Studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apart- ments – larger units include double height living space and roof terrace area



SECURITY

- Controlled access entry

- CCTV around complex

- Secure post boxes

- Secure bike storage

- Secure basement car park
BATHROOMS & EN-SUITES


- Duravit sanitaryware

- Hansgrohe chrome fittings

- Ceramic part tiled walls and floors

- Large mirror

- Walk-in shower

- Heated chrome towel rail



COMMON AREAS

- Communal entrance with post delivery room

- Industrial design: concrete effect floor tiles, steel columns, exposed brickwork

- Double height communal entrance
FINISHES


- Lacquered cement flooring generally, tiling to bathrooms, carpet to bedrooms

- Walk-in wardrobes in most master bedrooms

- Carefully considered triple glazed windows to complement the historic building.

- Wall finishes include areas of exposed brick and painted plaster partitions

- Exposed timer trusses & beams

- Contemporary birch plywood staircase

- LED downlights & pendant lights

- Improved acoustic & thermal insulation
KITCHENS


- Fully fitted contemporary kitchen

- Tiled splashbacks

- Stainless steel sink, drainer & tap

- Integrated appliances; AEG cooker, hob & extractor and Liebherr fridge freezer

- Washing machine in separate utility cupboard



MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL

- Energy efficient mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system

- Electric radiators

- TV, satellite and telephone points in living room

- TV point in master bedroom

- Fire detection system
For sales and enquiries
please contact:



Manchester.newhomes@cushwake.com

0161 235 8965
For all other
development enquiries:



Neilt@etcurban.com

020 7297 0375

07852 334 343
For sales and enquiries
please contact:


Manchester.newhomes@cushwake.com
0161 235 8965


For all other
development enquiries:


Neilt@etcurban.com
020 7297 0375
07852 334 343
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