Just heard on the news tonight that Preston Bus Station has been selected by the World Monuments Fund http://www.wmf.org.uk/ as worthy of addition to its list of the world’s most treasured locations.
Described as a classic example of British Brutalist architecture, Preston Bus Station is under threat from a plan by Preston Council to demolish it as part of its Tithebarn development. The idea that the most iconic building in Preston (the only iconic building in Preston?) could be demolished seems utterly crazy. What are they going to replace it with, some completely forgettable range of bus stands? There are so many ideas out there for how to keep this building and develop this part of Preston at the same time, and now with the building gaining global recognition, surely the council will see sense?
Link to BBC News item – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15180978