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New look Preston Bus Station receives car park award

Posted on - 5th September, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Roof of the recently revamped Bus Station car park Pic: Paul Melling
Roof of the recently revamped Bus Station car park Pic: Paul Melling

The multi-million revamp of Preston Bus Station’s car park has seen it ranked as one of the better car parks in the UK.

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Car park inspectors have given the building a Park Mark accreditation.

Lancashire County Council said the grade-II listed building had been given a rigorous going over by the police and the British Parking Association,

They also received disabled parking accreditation for the spaces in the car park.

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Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “We’re very proud to receive this Park Mark. We know that some people chose not to use this car park in the past, but things are very different now.

“Our recent redevelopment work has made the car park levels more welcoming and is already encourage more people to park there.

“We’ve carried out a lot of work on the bus station and the car park, and this accreditation clearly shows that we’ve made changes that benefit people who use the car park.”

The future of the Bus Station will always dominate debate Pic: Sonia Bashir
Preston Bus Station Pic: Sonia Bashir

All levels of the car park were revamped with new spaces, lighting, security cameras and repairs to the concrete during the restoration project on the Bus Station.

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British Park association area manager Mark Osmond said: “I am delighted that Lancashire County Council has achieved Park Mark, as well as the Disabled Parking Accreditation. These awards reflect the commitment and hard work by staff to ensure facilities are of a high standard and cater for all users.”

More than 5,000 car parks across the UK carry the Park Mark award.

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