Preston Bus Station given Grade II listed status

As Matthew Freedman reported for WAN back in April this year, the fight to save the BDP-designed Preston Bus Station (UK) has been long and hard-fought. This week the appeals to stop the demolition of this Brutalist scheme have been heard and UK Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has granted the bus station a Grade II listing. Despite multiple refusals to save the bus station in the past, Vaizey has now called BDP’s scheme ‘a remarkably good example of integrated 1960s traffic planning that still functions as originally intended’.

Completed in 1961, the development blends a public bus station and multi-storey car park in north-west England. The building was marked for demolition in December 2012 due to the expense and ‘inconvenience’ of maintenance and the local council rejected attempts from a local businessman to buy the station for £1 and repurpose its shell as an artistic and cultural centre.

Read Matthew Freedman’s article here in full.

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