Lancashire

Preston Bus Station: More than 90 entries for redesign competition

Preston Bus Station Image copyright NPASWARTON
Image caption The winning design is expected to be announced in July

More than 90 entries have been submitted in a competition to redesign Preston Bus Station.

A youth zone and a new public space are planned for the building, with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) running the contest.

A panel featuring leading architects and council representatives will shortlist the five best designs.

Lancashire County Council (LCC) said the £13m redesign was "to make it more appealing to passengers".

The LCC and Preston Youth Zone plans include a sports hall, arts facilities and 36 bus bays.

Preston Bus Station was considered the largest bus station in Europe when it opened in 1969.

The site, which was under-threat from demolition, was given Grade II listed status in 2013.

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