Preston Bus Station could soon be holding concerts

Posted on - 9th January, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment, What's On in Preston
A new view of the Youth Zone standing to one side of the Bus Station

A new view of the Youth Zone standing to one side of the Bus Station

The new space created outside Preston Bus Station could be used to host concerts and have an ice rink at Christmas according to the latest plans.

Lancashire County Council has tabled the latest stage of a £23million revamp of the grade-II listed building including the Preston Youth Zone being built on the western side of the building.

The latest planning application details how the western apron – which will no longer be used by buses as they move to the eastern side of the building only – becomes an event space and ‘urban park’.

A new public square is to be constructed along with a drop-off area for the new Youth Zone.

Read more: How many stands there will be at the revamped Bus Station

New seating is to be put in along with trees and shrubs around the site.

Preston Bus Station has its fans, and its haters Pic: Paul Melling

It could soon be tour buses parked up at the Bus Station! Pic: Paul Melling

Drawings show how ‘pop up markets’ and small-scale events could be held, with up to 18 stalls within the new square.

And the Bus Station apron may also hold one-day music events with space for up to 4,400 people to watch concerts with a large stage.

Read more: Work to start on the Youth Zone in September

The county council has submitted the plans which are available to view on the county council website.

What do you think about the plans? Would you like to see concerts and other events there? Let us know in the comments below

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