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Units to let in Animate - Preston city centre's major new development

Animate development illustration

Animate development illustration

Fantastic opportunity to be part of Preston's growing success story.

Animate is a new £45 million cinema and leisure complex forming one of the key regeneration projects within the Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme.

The mixed use leisure scheme is funded and will be retained by Preston City Council so will be built with the care and pride befitting of the largest and most important development undertaken by the council for decades. 

Construction works commenced in January 2023 with completion due late 2024.

State of the art leisure hub

Animate will be anchored by The ARC Cinema (8 screens), Hollywood Bowl, Las Iguanas, Zizzi and Cosmo restaurants on an elevated south facing terrace, all sat above a 164 car park. Unit 2 is also now let to Loungers.

Prime city centre location

The Animate leisure hub could not be more centrally located, sitting next to the refurbished and recently enclosed Victorian Market Hall and events area on the site of the old indoor market and car park.

Animate is a few minutes walk away from The Harris, a Grade 1 listed museum and fine art gallery, and a short distance walk from both the prime shopping pitch at the St George's Shopping Centre and the City Campus of the University of Central Lancashire, which is home to 38,000 students and staff.

City centre Animate location illustration

Available units for let

The scheme is almost fully let and we are now inviting interest in the following remaining three units:

The scheme is being delivered by Bamber Bridge based, Maple Grove Developments and Eric Wright Construction.

To view our marketing brochure download Animate - Preston city centre mixed use leisure scheme brochure (PDF) [3MB] .

For wider information on the scheme and other regeneration projects making up the Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme visit Invest - Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme (2021 - 2026).

Map address for Animate Leisure and Entertainment Complex

Animate, Earl Street/Tenterfield Street, Preston, PR1 2LA.

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