Planit IE | Fishergate, Preston
We are P-IE (Planit Intelligent Environments), a design practice with a passion for outside spaces and the part they play in our communities. For over 15 years we’ve been turning spaces between buildings into places for people to explore, engage with and most importantly, enjoy. From the UK’s largest regeneration projects to bespoke single site commissions, our team of Landscape Architects, Urban Designers, Architectural Visualisers, 3D Animators and Graphic Designers are committed to design quality in the built environment – whatever the scale, whatever the challenge.
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Fishergate, Preston

Fundamental rebalance of the pedestrian/vehicle hierarchy has transformed Preston into an attractive civic centre and dramatically improved the city’s viability as a business location. Welcoming city gateways now greet people arriving at the station and University, drawing you into and across the city.

A palette of subtle, yet sophisticated interventions have replaced the highways dominated layout at the city’s core. Wide footways, broad super-crossings, anchor trees and stone-carved plinths work together to redress the balance between traffic and pedestrians whilst guiding free-flowing movement. Bold streetscape designs have reversed declining retail along Fishergate and boosted the city’s long-term prosperity, spurring plans and funding for subsequent phases of work.