19 February 2024

Preston’s Animate scheme progressing

As part of Limitless PR’s strategic communications work with Preston City Council and the Towns Fund, Limitless’s Claire Stephenson got the treat of being shown around onsite the ongoing £45m Animate development scheme in Preston. The development is being carried out by Eric Wright Group’s Maple Grove Development and is owned by Preston City Council. 

The complex will open in early 2025, and will be a brand-new leisure and entertainment complex at the heart of Preston’s city centre. 

Animate is almost fully let with national brands such as Hollywood Bowl, ARC Cinemas, Zizzi, Cosmo, Las Iguanas and Loungers who are already signed up as tenants. The complex will include:

  • 16-lane bowling alley
  • 8-screen cinema
  • 164-space car park
  • Bars & restaurants
  • Public terrace

…with more to be announced, it’s already looking great!  

Claire said:

“It was so good to be on the other side of the development, looking down over Preston rather than upwards from outside the barriers! The space in the new build feels vast inside and it was exciting to see the cinema spaces being developed. 

“I was shown around and spoke with two of Eric Wright’s construction and surveying staff and I learned so much about their work and days on the project.” 

Read more on the scheme at Invest Preston.

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