The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Preston Bus Station is listed at Grade II

The Twentieth Century Society is delighted that its third application to list Preston Bus Station has been successful.

The Society’s Director, Catherine Croft said “This is fantastic news and long overdue.”

English Heritage has recommended that the Bus Station be given listed status on three occasions, endorsing the Society’s view that this is a building of national importance. Despite this recommendation on the two previous occasions the applications were turned down by the Secretary of State. We are pleased that on this third occasion Preston Bus Station has been recognised by the Minister as a building of national architectural and historic interest.

Its strong presence and architectural impact define the City: listing will at last give Preston Bus Station a measure of protection befitting it as an iconic structure of great architectural merit. This is Preston’s opportunity to consider how the station can be imaginatively refurbished and re-used for the benefit of future generations. Proposals to achieve this have already been put to Preston City Council and now these can be considered in the light of the architectural significance of this superb structure.

Clare Price