The original colour scheme of Preston Bus Station from the 1960s is due to make a return.Advertisement
Detailed plans for the refurb of the grade-II listed building have been submitted.
Alongside the proposals for the £10m Preston Youth Zone – a new building in its own right – Lancashire County Council has also given more details of what it plans to do with the brutalist building.
Loved and hated in equal amounts by Prestonians the building has New York architect John Puttick leading its restoration.
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Plans submitted to the county council outline some major changes including closing off the current subways between the city centre and the Bus Station, as well as changes to light the Bus Station.
Mr Puttick said: “We’ll be retaining most of the original materials of the Bus Station and repairing them to bring them back to a good level of finish. We’ll also be reinstating the original colour scheme – such as using dark grey for the timber work on the upper level of the interiors.
“The building’s signage is also an important feature of the original design. Although we’ll be updating the signs to reflect the new uses of the building, the original style will be reinstated
“Overall the refurbishment aims to bring back the best of the 1960s design, while adding new elements, where required by new functions.”
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The county council, who now own and operate the building which was previously threatened with demolition, are spending £23m on the revamp of the Bus Station and the building of the Youth Zone.
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