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Preston Bus Station: Ranked as one of 100 top buildings in the UK

Posted on - 7th August, 2014 - 8:05pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston News

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Preston Bus Station has featured in a top 100 buildings in the UK list.

The 20th Century Society, who were among the organisations campaigning for the building to be listed, unveiled their list to celebrate their 100th anniversary.

The Bus Station was nominated by member Christina Malathouni who wrote: “I was the Society’s case officer from 2008-12, and researched and wrote the third listing application which re-opened the case and led to its listing.

“The building’s distinctive contribution to the Preston cityscape and the support of both heritage experts and the general public were a driving force throughout my involvement. The positive outcome constitutes a reward for the Society’s sustained advocacy of 20th century architectural heritage.”

The bus station was marked as grade-II listed in September last year after a long campaign and previous attempts to list it and demolish it.

Dividing opinion the building has been transferred into Lancashire County Council ownership who have £8.3 million set aside for modernisation to the bus station.

What do you think about the bus station? Does it deserve to be ranked as one of the UK’s top buildings? Let us know in the comments below

 

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