Preston Bus Station: More than 4,000 votes for favourite Youth Zone designs

Posted on - 23rd July, 2015 - 10:11am | Author - | Posted in - Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Five shortlisted designs for Preston Bus Station

Five shortlisted designs for Preston Bus Station

More than 4,000 public votes were cast in the competition to select a design for Preston Youth Zone and the Bus Station apron.


Five designs were voted on by members of the public and a decision has now been made by the judges.

But the public will have to wait until August to see which of the five has been crowned the winner.

£13 million is being spent on the Youth Zone and changes to the Western apron of the Bus Station, before a further £10 million is ploughed into repairing the grade II listed building.

Of the 4,215 votes cast there were 3,829 online votes and 386 votes cast at the exhibition held on Thursday and Friday last week at the Bus Station.

Public votes count for 10 per cent of the overall decision on the winning design.

County councillor Jennifer Mein, leader of the county council, said: “Thank you to everyone who took the time to come along to the exhibition or vote online.

“We’re delighted by the level of public interest in these plans for a multi-million pound new youth zone, alongside one of Lancashire’s most striking buildings.

“I think that any of these designs would be an excellent addition to the city. I’m looking forward to finding out in the summer which of these great designs has been chosen by the judges. We’re hoping to see work starting on the site next year to create an exciting new centre for young people.”

Here’s the five shortlisted designs…

Design 1 – The Half-pipe one

Preston Bus Station design 1

Design 2 – The how can we use a + symbol to look hip one

Preston Bus Station design 2

Design 3 – The mistaken for a university campus one

Preston Bus Station design 3

Design 4 – The House of Cards one

Preston Bus Station design 4

Design 5 – The blimey they’ve attached something to the Bus Station one

Preston Bus Station design 5

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