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Preston Bus Station revamp continues as part of car park reopens

Posted on - 23rd March, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment, Transport
County councillor Jennifer Mein at the top of the Bus Station car park
County councillor Jennifer Mein at the top of the Bus Station car park

The upper floors of Preston Bus Station car park have been reopened after months of work.

The grade-II listed building has seen millions of pounds spent on concrete repairs and a revamp of the parking facilities.

It is one of the first stages in major changes to the building, which include using only half of it as a Bus Station, and the building of a Youth Zone on its western apron.

Lancashire County Council says the Bus Station now has wider parking spaces, new lighting, car park surfaces, payment machines and security cameras.

Safety fencing has also been put up on the top of the building – after a number of people have sadly lost their lives.

The northern ramps to the car park have been reopened and resurfaced.

The county council obtained listed building consent for all the works.

Work continuing at the Bus Station
Work continuing at the Bus Station

Leader of the county council Jennifer Mein said: This is another step forward for our redevelopment of the building, which will make the car park levels more welcoming and encourage more people to use them.

“Similar work will be carried out on the other levels to renovate the entire car park. I’m sure that people will see a big difference.

“It’s a big challenge to carry out this work while the building is still open, but we hope that people will bear with us while it’s being done. We’re doing everything we can to keep the disruption to a minimum.

“There’s a lot of work going on in the building, especially around the concourse, as we improve this listed building for everyone who uses it.”

The finishing touches being put the top level of the Bus Station Pic: Tony Worrall
The finishing touches being put the top level of the Bus Station Pic: Tony Worrall

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

Alongside the Youth Zone a new public square is being created on the Western Apron.

Work now continues on other levels of the Bus Station to improve the car park.

What do you think of the Bus Station’s top level car park revamp? Let us know in the comments below

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