The subject comprises what was originally 2 dwellings, firstly number 94 Ripon Street and secondly number 1 Lowndes Street. The property in recent times has been utilised as a funeral parlour and has been adapted to suit that use and to combine the two separate properties for single occupancy. The property is pavement fronting to Ripon Street and Lowndes Street whilst to the rear is a small enclosed yard area. As a result of the property formerly being two dwellings 2 staircases remain. The property comprises a reception office room, 2 further offices and a store/kitchen area, a further store/porchway to the rear yard, stairwell access to basement and first floor. At the first floor the accommodation comprises a number of rooms utilised previously as offices or storage numbering 5 in total along with WC. To the basement is a single open plan space which has restricted height to circa 1.5m.
The subject property is positioned fronting Ripon Street on the corner with Lowndes Street in a densely populated residential location of Preston City Centre close by to UCLAN University. Ripon Street adjoins Plungington Road within a 100 yards of the subject with Plungington Road providing an arterial route through to the city centre and the university campus and along which is high density commercial development including shops, public houses, takeaways and service providers.