Work to begin on new public space at Preston Bus Station

Photo Credit: Lancashire County Council
Photo Credit: Lancashire County Council

Work is set to begin tomorrow on a new public space near Preston Bus Station.

The area being created will be a large new public area near the Grade-Two listed building, with new seating, lighting and paving.

This new addition to the local landmark follows its ยฃ19 million refurbishment, which finished last year.

The main work begins tomorrow and is expected to finish in December, ย however preparatory work has already begun near the Guild Hall.

Andrew Barrow, programme manager for Lancashire County Council, said: “This will be the biggest new public space in Preston for many years.

“We’re planning to create a pleasant and welcoming area for people, on the former bus apron next to the station.

“These plans have been carefully designed to keep and enhance views of one of the city’s most well-known buildings, while adding a pleasant new space that can be used for different activities and events.” 

The work is part of the City Deal, between Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire County Council, along with central government and Homes England.

The City Deal looks to create over 20,000 new jobs and see over 17,000 new homes being built in the area as well as new schools, green spaces and health centres to cater for the growing population.