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Preston Bus Station: Work on the building could begin in May next year

Posted on - 18th June, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Redevelopment
Preston Bus Station must wait another year for any repair works to begin Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston Bus Station must wait another year for any repair works to begin Pic: Tony Worrall

Any work on Preston Bus Station is not due to begin until May next year at the earliest.

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Lancashire County Council has given its timetable for when it hopes to complete a £23 million refurbishment of the grade II listed building.

A competition is currently running for architects to design the new look of the building which is to include a Preston Youth Zone.

Five architects have been selected from 93 submissions from across the globe.

Making the decision on which is the winning scheme will be:
– Hugh Broughton (Royal Institute of British Architects)
– Matthew Tomlinson (county council cabiner member for children, young people and schools)
– John Swindells (city councillor for planning and regulation)
– Phil Barrett (director of community services at Lancashire County Council)
– Jason Homan (senior officer and architect at Lancashire County Council)
– Andrew Howorth (senior architect at Lancashire County Council)
– Rob Carter (Onside deputy chief executive)
– John Wilson (led the Save The Bus Station campaign)
– Edward Towers (representing young people of Lancashire)

Second stage designs from the five shortlisted architects are expected to be received by Tuesday 14 July.

Structural repairs to the site are expected to begin in May along with refurbishment to the Bus Station.

Work will move to the Western apron in January 2017 and the Youth Zone will be started in April 2017. The whole project is expected to be complete in March 2018.

What do you think about the selection panel? What do you think about the building? Let us know in the comments below

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