Arcade problems

26 03 2010

It looks like the Miller Arcade, the planned venue for the Place Beyond Place symposium, has run into some trouble with its new buyer who has pulled out of the sale.  We’re hoping that someone takes the building on soon and restores it to its former glory. Click here for the full story.  Don’t worry though – the symposium is unaffected by the arcade’s troubles!

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The Miller Arcade

19 02 2010

Place Beyond Place will be hosted in an empty shop unit in the Miller Arcade in Preston city centre.  The Miller Arcade is a grade 2 listed building, with a Italian terracotta facade that was modelled on the Burlington Arcade in London. 

Miller Arcade, Copyright Humphrey Bolton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

It dates from 1899 and contains two shopping arcades in a cross shape . Unfortunately, due to the recession, many of the businesses which were based in the arcade have recently closed down, leaving only a few units occupied. 

Miller Arcade inside