Situated in the heart of one of the North’s most upcoming cities, The Heaton Group are proud to be renovating this Grade 2-listed Royal Mail Sorting Office into 31 luxury apartments. This Preston city centre development is ideally located to take advantage of the influx of young professionals into the area. With UCLan (the North West’s 5th biggest employer), Lancaster University and Edge Hill University, the area has seen a huge increase in graduate retention, with 37% of graduates staying in the area for work. Great trains and bus links also provide easy access to Manchester and beyond.

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  • Location:
    Preston PR1, UK
  • Rental Yield:
    Predicted 7.0%
  • Price Range:
    £103,000 - £290,000
  • No. of units:
    Only 2 Remaining !!❗️🕝




First Fix

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Update 18 - Car Park and Landscaping

The secure Car Park has now been re surfaced and all the individual spaces have been numbered. The electric remote gate is now on order as we apply the finishing touches to the site ahead of its grand opening. The Landscaping team have been on site to design the modern planters and accessories that will compliment the rooftop communal open space.

Update 17 - Completion in Sight. Open Day Set for 11th May 2019.

With all 31 Apartments now complete, attention has turned to the communal hallways, exterior landscaping and finishing touches. The feature original coving has been reinstated in places helping the building retain some of its original features. Externally the signature original Post Box has been installed and the indian paving is complete. On the communal roof terrace work has begun installing the planters and general furniture. Due to the surge in rental enquiries HG Premier Lettings have scheduled an Open Day for prospective tenants at 11am on the 11th of May 2019. 

Update 16 - Indian Paving and Communal Decking Complete.


As the Sorting Office approaches completion, interest in the development from local's looking for High End City Centre living has intensified. Enquiries have continued to flow in from both owner occupiers and others looking to rent an apartment upon completion.

External renovations have continued to progress rapidly with the indian stone paving in some of the private court yards complete. The decking on the communal roof top terrace is now also complete allowing the external furniture plan to now be finalised for this unique feature.

Internally the 'Listed' victorian stair rails have been restored and re installed. 

Update 15 - Second Fix Complete


The second fix is almost complete throughout the building, with only 4 apartments waiting for kitchens to be finished. Once second fix is complete in these apartments, work will commence on the landscaping. 

The private courtyards will be flagged in Indian Stone and the works to the roof garden will begin, with a high quality composite decking being laid. The railings are also going in as dividers between the gardens. 

Update 14 - Kitchens Being Installed in Duplex Apartments


Progress to the rear building of The Sorting Office is moving along very quickly. Second fix joinery (kitchens, doors, skirting boards etc.) is well underway in this side of the building which includes the stunning duplex apartments. 

Once the second fix joinery has been completed, the last coats of paint, carpet and snagging will follow. This work is completed in the majority of the front building. The remaining works will be external, finishing balconies and landscaping. 

Update 13 - Show Apartment now open.


The show apartment is now open for viewings as the development continues to gather pace towards its anticipated completion in April 2019. Please take a look at the stunning pictures that showcase the apartments great blend of old and new. Within the show apartment we have now opened a sales office where interested parties can view availability, specifications and price lists. If you would like to arrange a site visit please email Jenny Edmonstone for available viewing slots at

Update 12 - Fire Escape Stairs Restored. New Build Extension Underway.

The existing Fire Escape stairway has now been sand blasted and re painted restoring one of the buildings original features as a fully functioning means of fire escape. Elsewhere the new concrete floors have been installed in the rear units overlooking the car park. Towards the front of the site the show apartment is now complete and due to be furnished this week ready for prospective viewings. 

Update 11 - Glass balconies installed. Pile foundations for new build extension. Kitchen Installation


The glass has now been installed around the rooftop garden and between the private balconies. Elsewhere on the site works has now commenced on the pile foundations that will form the base of the new build extension. The specially designed victorian doors have now arrived and are ready to be installed in the completed apartments. Bespoke designer kitchens are starting to be installed in the front apartments.

Update 10 - Excavation for Eco Friendly water tank. Show Apartment almost complete


The major excavation works in readiness for the Eco-Friendly water tank installation is complete. The tank is due for installation next week. Elsewhere on the site the show apartment is rapidly approaching completion and should soon be ready for viewings. A sales office will be set up on site once this is complete to help facilitate viewings and provide first hand information about the development.

Update 9 - Show apartment taking shape. Plant room underway


Plastering of the top two floors in the front building is now complete. The show apartment continues to take shape with the restored coving now in place and the apartment has now received its first coat of paint. Work has also now commenced on the plant room that will house the state of the art 'air source heat system' that will service the development. Externally the roof terrace is now complete and water tight with the ground floor windows due to be installed this week. Please click on the link below to view a recent Drone video taken of the whole site:

Update 8 - Internal stair cases and patio doors


The internal staircases are now being installed in the rear duple apartments. These will be a main feature when the apartments are complete and are already giving real character to these units. Elsewhere modern patio doors have begun to be installed that will provide access to the private balconies.

Update 7 - Rear Extension and Rooftop Garden


The extension to the rear of the building that will form the top floor of the duplex apartments is now complete and the interior units are now being formed. The rooftop garden continues to progress with the central structure that will house the stair case now built. Elsewhere on the site work continues to gather pace with the ground works team having completed the brand new drainage / sewerage system to service the development.

Update 6 - Rear Extension and Rooftop Garden


The extension to the rear of the building that will form the top floor of the duplex apartments is now beginning to take shape. The rooftop garden itself is now fully sealed and will remain like this until the composite decking system is installed at the projects conclusion. Elsewhere on the site work continues to gather pace with the ground works team installing the brand new drainage / sewerage system to service the development.

Update 5 - Posi Joists installed


The Post-Joists have now been installed across the whole roof which will provide the support for the communal roof top garden and the new build extension to the rear of the site. Work has also commenced on the installation of the partition walls on the top floor of the existing building.

Update 4 - New raised roof and flat roof removal


The steelwork to raise the roof in the front building is now installed and the new roof is almost complete. Towards the rear of the site the existing flat roof has now been completely removed and the access platforms are now in place ready for the posi-joists that will support the rooftop garden to be installed. Interest across the site continues to grow with over 50% of the apartments now sold off plan.

Update 3 - Roof removal and Tree Felling


Works are now back underway after the Christmas break and all scaffolding is now erected around the site. This has now enabled contractors to begin removing the existing roof in preparation for the installation of the new steel work. Towards the rear of the site exisiting trees have now been removed giving views across the car park.

Update 2 – Demolition and Internal Rip Out


Works have now commenced on The Sorting Office, which has already seen the demolition of the old left-hand extension allowing access to the site for demolition teams. Further into the build, this will be re-built in line with the existing building. Interest in the site is beginning to grow with 12 of the 31 apartments now sold off plan.

Update 1 – Planning and Consultation


As the commencement of works draws nearer, final site meetings are underway to agree on final materials and designs in conjunction with the local authority to keep the building in keeping with the local area. Pre-launch has seen 6 of the apartments already reserved. Works due to commence late October 2017.


Based in the heart of Preston, The Sorting Office is perfectly situated to benefit from the influx of young professionals looking to live and work in the up-and-coming city. Overlooking classic Georgian Terrace houses, the development will boast the City’s first communal rooftop garden.

Just a stone’s throw away from Preston Train Station, the flats provide excellent transport links by both rail and bus, making travel to nearby Manchester simple.

And Preston is only getting better, with developments across the area transforming the City and making it one of the most dynamic locations in the UK. The area has seen a huge influx of investment in recent years and has been named the best area to live and work in the North West, in the Good Growth for Cities Index by Demos-PwC, for the second year in a row.

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This means that you don’t have to worry about any void periods in your first year, while the development is initially tenanted, and can have peace of mind and protection against any unforeseen circumstances.

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About The Heaton Group

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Founded in Wigan and with more than four generations of experience, The Heaton Group pride themselves on producing high-quality, high-demand properties, in up-and-coming areas like Preston, Warrington and the Greater Manchester area.

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