Project overview

Client: Mulbury and Adactus Housing
Location: Mosley Street, Preston
Sector: Residential
Project status: Completed

Acting for Mulbury & Adactus Housing, PWA Planning successfully negotiated full planning permission for the erection of fifty affordable dwellings on a former mill site in central Preston.


What we did


Part of a former cotton mill, the site had seen various stalled attempts at redevelopment. Multiple planning and technical constraints, including contaminated land and ‘hazard zones’ associated with former gas storage facilities made for an extremely challenging planning application. Alongside the technical difficulties, planning permission needed to be delivered in a very limited timeframe to ensure that funding remained available to deliver the development.

PWA worked closely with officers at Preston City Council to overcome the detailed technical issues and planning permission was granted ahead of time. Subsequent management of legal agreements, community infrastructure levy (CIL) exemptions and planning conditions by PWA meant that development could commence before the funding deadline.

The development will make a significant contribution to meeting Preston’s affordable housing needs and at the same time will see the redevelopment of a longstanding ‘eyesore’ site within Preston.


What our client said

“PWA continues to provide an exceptionally professional service while understanding the needs and values of our business and the commercial implications that the planning process has for any developer. Their commitment and professionalism has helped Mulbury to grow exponentially and I look forward to working with them in the future to ensure our mutual success and growth.”
Andrew Booth, land director, Mulbury