Westleigh Conference Centre, UCLan

  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Client: University of Central Lancashire
  • Type: New Build | Refurbishment
  • Status: Completed

Cassidy + Ashton was appointed lead architects and planning advisers for the refurbishment and extension of UCLan’s banquet and conference facility in Preston to cater for a 250 person Banquet, together with Conference Rooms, Dining Room, Bars and Break out Areas.


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What we did

  • Town Planning consultants
  • Architectural consultants

Westleigh House was built as a family house in the 1860s by Adam Leigh, a prominent Mill Owner and descendant of Sir Thomas Leigh, Knight and Lord Mayor of London. The house was designed by James Hibbert, a local Preston architect who designed many land mark buildings, including the Harris Library in Preston City Centre.

A “War Control” bunker was built in 1962, linking into the existing basement of the original house. The building was vacated in 2007 and the University of Central Lancashire eventually acquired the facility with the intention of transforming it into a Banquet and Conference Facility.

  • Royal Institute of British Architects - RIBA
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - RICS
  • Royal Town Planning Institute - RTPI
  • iso9001
  • iso14001
  • abr

Thank you

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