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Debate on Preston’s empty buildings and the future of the Bus Station

Posted on - 28th January, 2013 - 7:46pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, Preston Bus Station, Redevelopment

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A debate on the future of Preston’s empty and under-threat buildings will take place on Tuesday night.

The event, organised by In Certain Places, will include a talk from Dr Hannah Neate about Preston Bus Staton.

Voting by councillors to approve plans to demolish the bus station are the trigger for the event.

Organisers say: “A month ago, Preston City Council finally approved controversial plans to demolish the city’s bus station. However, discussions about the architectural and cultural significance of this iconic building continue to abound throughout the city and beyond. Furthermore, a recent survey by the Lancashire Evening Post revealed that the vast majority of Prestonians wish to keep the building. Is there really no way to save the Bus Station?

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Hannah Neate from the University of Central Lancashire, who will speak about this remarkable building and its role within the city of Preston. Hannah is a researcher in cultural geography and an expert in British post-war modernism.”

The event takes place from 5pm on Tuesday 29 January at Unit 12 in the Guild Hall Arcade on Lancaster Road.

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