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Preston Bus Station: County council announcement due in September

Posted on - 10th August, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Inside Preston Bus Station Pic: Shabbagaz

Inside Preston Bus Station Pic: Shabbagaz

What the future holds for restoration of Preston Bus Station has moved a step closer.

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Lancashire’s Labour group, currently in power at County Hall, have hinted an announcement is to be made in early September about the building.

The county council has taken on ownership of the building from Preston City Council who transferred the site to them for £1.

The grade-II listed building needs major renovation works but its not known what the county council plans to do with an £8.3 million pot it has set aside for repairs.

It’s thought the county council could apply for additional funding now the building has been listed.

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Earlier this week the bus station was named by the 20th Century Society as one of the top 100 modern buildings in the UK.

Preston Bus Station is often praised for its brutalist style Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston Bus Station is often praised for its brutalist style Pic: Tony Worrall

The county council has also secured funding to extend the new layout of Fishergate up to the Bus Station in a second stage of the scheme.

The bus station was listed in September last year after two previous attempts to list it had failed.

Preston City Council had planned to demolish the building.

What do you think is the urgent priority for the county council with the Bus Station? Let us know in the comments below

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