More positive thinking about the bus station. It is expected that Lancashire County Council will buy the station from Preston City Council at a give away price. LCC have funds for a new bus station that they are expected to divert to refurbishment along with funding available to listed buildings from the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage.
No plans have been announced for the refurbishment. Although the listing gives clues on what can be done. The listing includes the ramps so they’re unlikely to change without debate. The outer shell and interior fittings are listed but their form is still good. Whereas the internal ramps need widening and the lifts, stairs and toilets must surely be improved.
What can be done about the subway and the ramp to the Guild Hall and access across the bus area to give them a hint of the 21st Century?