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The fight to save Preston Bus Station in National News

  The continuing campaign to save the seemingly doomed 1960s Preston Bus Station and Car Park has moved to the mainstream national press. On 11 December an article in The Telegraph newspaper pointed out that the Bus Station was hailed as an “architectural triumph” and an outstanding example of post-war brutalist architecture. It also reminds people that ‘it is one of the few massive transport […]

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2013 Space Centre Calendar coming soon

The Space Centre in Preston is offering a beautifully illustrated A4 2013 calendar with 12 images by Preston artist, Richard Ellis It will be available for sale from Giftpads.co.uk and at their shop in Preston: Giftpads.co.uk, Gift House, Ashmoor Street. Tel: 01772 562533 All proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to the Save Our Space charity. Richard Ellis has also agreed […]

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Pause for thought before sending in the bulldozers on Preston Bus Station

A heartfelt plea about the proposed demolition of Preston Bus Station from Prestonian Bernie Blackburn With Preston City Council set to rubber stamp their decision to demolish our bus station, the argument over its future, or not, is certainly heating up. There’s no doubt that the Modernist monolith suffers from ‘Marmite syndrome’, we either love it or loathe it! Its supporters will tell you of […]

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Save Preston Bus Station campaigner speaks to Blog Preston

Following the recent news that Preston Bus Station looks set to be demolished I contacted John Wilson, who is at the forefront of the Save Preston Bus Station campaign. John tells me that all is not lost, the building can be saved. He knew the feasibility study was in the Council for discussion, but couldn’t get access to it. But is is out to look […]

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The Future of Preston Bus Station: Questions to be asked

Huge controversy has been unleashed in the last 24 hours about the future of Preston Bus Station. Paul D Swarbrick is a great believer in accepting that you cannot afford what you cannot afford. However, here are some questions Paul thinks we need to ask on this issue: 1) How much will it cost to demolish the present station and rebuild a new, smaller station […]

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Future of Preston Bus Station to be decided next week

Front page Preston news Iconic Preston Bus Station and Car Park is looking to be demolished (again) by Preston’s Councilors who see the upkeep of the building prohibitive. English Heritage and the 20th Century Society put the building forward for listing two times only for the Preston Council to fight against due to what seems now over optimistic hopes for the Tithebarn re-generagtion Scheme. Both […]

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