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Ambitious plans to revitalise Preston’s iconic bus station have been recently published.

The plan is to create a modern and vibrant public service hub, focused on facilities for young people, bus and coach transport, and an attractive open public space, while preserving the building’s unique architecture.

The plans see the building continue to run as a bus station and car park but with significant changes and improvements, with a part of the site becoming home to Preston’s new youth zone. The Youth Zone Plus will include a range of facilities for young people and take up part of the existing bus station as well as provide a new build sports and activities hall on the site.

The plans will also see the area on the city side of the bus station, facing Tithebarn Street, transformed into an open space for the public.

The timetable for the redevelopment will see a full proposal put before Lancashire County Council’s cabinet in March 2015, with applications for listed building consent and planning permission to follow and work planned to start on site in October 2015.

The proposals are an important part of the wider regeneration and development of Preston city centre and will play a key role in supporting City Deal.

View the full report on the Lancashire County Council website.

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