Home to some of the finest Victorian buildings in Lancashire, including Fulwood Barracks, Fulwood Union Workhouse and the Harris Orphanage, the area dates back to the 12th century and has a proud tradition of protecting and preserving its culture and heritage
With Preston city centre on its doorstep, opportunities for entertainment, shopping and dining have never been in short supply. However, the area itself also has many local amenities, including shops, primary and high schools, pubs, libraries, a gym, the Booths supermarket complex and a range of beautiful parks.
However independent businesses are also flourishing, with the latest being a new bar Crafty Beggars Ale House, based in the old Reeds Rains office on Garstang Road, opening mid-July.
Like many other towns, Fulwood is reopening and is encouraging people to shop local after months of closure due to Covid-19. The new Eastway retail development has brought both investment and jobs to the town. The site is situated in a highly prominent position fronting Eastway (B6241) approximately 2½ miles north of Preston town centre and close to Junction 31A of the M6 and Junction 1 of the M55, making it a prime location. There are also plans to build 1000 new homes close to the vicinity.
The new development comprises a modern retail warehouse terrace totalling approximately 46,752 sq ft (4,340 sq m) plus 4 retail pods, a drive–thru coffee shop and a standalone retail /restaurant unit. In addition, there will be shared parking for 353 cars. B&M and Aldi are already up and running.
Fulwood Retail Park is a second mini retail centre anchored by a 19,375 sq ft Lidl Supermarket, with a new Costa Drive Thru and Miller & Carter Steakhouse Restaurant, opening mid-2020. The park is located next to Junction 1 of the M55, with good visibility from the motorway.
Fulwood is still a key place to live. Close to motorway networks, the main hospital, Royal Preston and good schools, property ranges from the traditional homes to modern, family developments. It really does have something for everyone and the future for Fulwood is looking bright.