Preston Bus Station: Keep it or Destroy it?

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Firky, Dec 15, 2012.

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  1. Pull it down

    19.7%
  2. Save it as a listed building

    80.3%
  1. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    There's not much good brutalist architecture left in the UK. The Tricorn Centre and Get Carter carpark have long been pulled down and now it looks like it is Preston bus station's turn. Hailed as a triumph when it was built in 1968, Preston bus station now requires 23 million worth of refurbishment - a cost the council says it cannot afford. They're selling it for a pound but are probably not going to find a buyer as it is HUGE!

    I Love but I don't remember it looking so slick as this:

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  2. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    on the basis of those pics, keep it. I'll go and google some less flattering ones now.
     
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  3. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

  4. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    We're keeping it mate.
     
  5. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Amazeballs. :cool:

    Last I heard it was still on the table. Did someone buy it or did English Heritage step in with a preservation order thingy?
     
  6. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Oh no, the council are still planning on demolition. We just aren't going to let 'em.
     
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  7. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Keep.
     
  8. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Oh :(

    I like the way the interior is mostly unchanged, loads of moulded plastic and wood veneer :cool:

    It just needs a bit TLC.
     
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  9. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    I've now looked and I say keep it and give it a little bit of a spruce up.
     
  10. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    Fuck off Preston and fuck your bus station. Also, I don't care what piece of paper they've thrown at you, you're not a city. Tokyo is a city, Sao Paulo is a city. Preston is a town. A town full of cunts.

    Love from your neighbours in Blackpool.
     
  11. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    It isn't mostly unchanged, its never been refurbished since it was built. The only new bits are the toilets and a few bits round the bus aprons. Otherwise, its pretty much as it was when it was built.
     
  12. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Don't loads of people commit suicide in Blackpool's bus station? Tossing themselves off?

    Preston's bus station makes people happy :cool:
     
  13. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    We've got some stamina but I don't think we could wank for that long.
     
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  14. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Not what I meant but they both end with a splat.
     
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  15. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    Actually, I could.
     
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  16. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    I like that. It's so brutalist it's impressive. A lot of older bus stations are just plain grim and best demolished - such as the late and unlamented Hull bus station - but that's worth keeping IMO.
     
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  17. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    More seriously, it is a decent building. I was last there a year or so ago. Blackpool's bus station is indeed a suicide hot-spot and is hopefully being knocked down soon.

    Seems daft to knock Preston's one down.
     
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  18. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    So you claim. And no, I'd rather not see you prove it.
     
  19. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    I hate it when my threads get moved *grumble*
     
  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's a news story what with it being in the news and all that.

    :D
     
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I love it anyway. It's quite hard to find a bad photo of it because it's just so damn photogenic.

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  22. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Is it pleasant to use on a daily basis though? Surely that's more important for a bus station than it be cooed over by people in the pages of the Guardian.
     
  23. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    If it looks ace and annoys Prestonians then it's pretty much perfect.
     
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  24. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    skype favel.ado1
     
  25. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Boppity told me to block that skype address :hmm:



    After a refurbishment it will be.
     
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  26. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    in the pub atm so not got time to answer this in detail, but i use it on a daily basis. I'll expand later, but yeah. Its ok, considering.
     
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  27. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Rinse my mobile broadband's data allowance on that? I don't think so. Not when I could see a bloke wanking in the next room if I wanted to. For free.
     
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  28. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    In the pub, talking to online about bus stations, you legend, the epitome of cool :cool:
     
  29. Frances Lengel

    Frances Lengel Atrophied Member Banned

    Keep it, keep it ,keep it, keep it. And while we're about it, keep Rochdale bus stn as well

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    Another 70's classic about to be latered - and look, what's that orange thing at the top of the car park stairwell? Bichrist it's the old Greater Manchester Transport logo rendered resplendant in orange plastic - Bus stations aren't meant to be pretty, they're just bus stations, but this one is pretty, better that Preston if anything - This sexy baby used to have a pub in it and everything. And they're going to pull it down. Hang your heads.

    E2a there are better pics on flickr, but you can't post flickr pics on here can you?
     
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  30. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Hey, were talking about it here too. And smoking inside (not me, but everyone else... )
     
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