Ashton’s abandoned China House to be demolished

An abandoned building at 288 Aqueduct Street will be demolished Pic: Preston Blog

A planning application has been submitted for the demolition of China House at 288 Aqueduct Street in Ashton-on-Ribble.


The building – formerly the Lime Kiln pub – is currently unoccupied and in poor condition due to anti-social behavior and vandalism which has taken place on the property.

The intention is to redevelop the site with a new building and proposals to this effect will follow as part of a new planning application.

After the site is demolished, it will be leveled to match the neighboring lands for a chance for future developments.

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China House is in poor condition for repair
China House is in poor condition

The plans indicate that the demolition work will be undertaken by a qualified and experienced demolition contractor. Excavations and rubble related to the works will be recycled, as far as possible, for reuse in the construction industry.

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The demolition statement on behalf of Kam Design, said: “This statement accompanies a request for pre-approval for the demolition of the existing building at 288 Aqueduct Street.

“The app site has become a target of anti-social behavior and as such the owners plan to demolish the building to address these ongoing issues.

“The building was also recently damaged by fire and is considered to have become unsafe. Ultimately, proposals will be put forward for the redevelopment of the site.

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