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Preston Bus Station: Keep it or Destroy it?

mlwer30


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hiraethified
Yeah but ask anyone who grew up on those type of estates and 9 times outta ten they'll say it was the best times ever, and ask a lot of the old timers who remember the slums that went before and they'll say the same - Those type of estates, like socialism itself, were never given a proper chance & written off far too soon. And with the demolition of those estates our hopes died like weeds that flowered briefly in the dark.
Hopefully, this particular neo-brutalist block will survive - despite the best efforts of the council - because most of the residents love living there.

 

Favelado

Half to the Tower, please.
U75 has taught me that it's called the "Barrier Block" but i used to imagine it as a giant space colony, temporarily docked in SW9.
 

killer b

Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy
i took some pics for you this afternoon. this is the caff. check out those magnificent formica tables...





i dunno if anyone's interested (i am for some reason), but the top levels were clearly constructed in a modular way - on the top floor, there's ramps going up to nowhere...

 

Firky

The first of the gang
Banned
i took some pics for you this afternoon. this is the caff. check out those magnificent formica tables...

i dunno if anyone's interested (i am for some reason), but the top levels were clearly constructed in a modular way - on the top floor, there's ramps going up to nowhere...

:cool:

I could spend hours photographing that roof :oops:
 

SpineyNorman

it was already like that when I got here
I have now decided that if I ever get a second home (don't hold your breath though - need to buy a first home before I think about that!) it will be in Preston - that is a thing of great beauty - thanks for the pics :)
 

kebabking

Not a Girly Swot, but I like them....
it looks great, but its cold - in fact its reminicient of South Georgia when there's a cold wind blowing - and its not a nice place to be.

its also in the wrong place - its out on the arse end of nowhere, and its the other side of the town to the train station. its a good 10/15 minute walk with luggage for a fit bloke in his twenties, fuck knows what its like for someone with kids and a couple of suitcases - but yeah, lets keep it bcause it would make a good set for films about life in shit northern towns in the 70's...
 

killer b

Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy
if they demolish it, the new bus station will be on the same site or close by - there isn't anywhere to put a bus station at the train station end of town.
 

killer b

Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy
fwiw, what i'd like to see done with it is to only use one side as a bus station (the side away from town) and convert the other side for some other use (shops probably), with the area in front turned into a public square...
 

Firky

The first of the gang
Banned
fwiw, what i'd like to see done with it is to only use one side as a bus station (the side away from town) and convert the other side for some other use (shops probably), with the area in front turned into a public square...
Preston Bus Station is one of the most photogenic buildings I have seen. Externally and internally. I hope it is saved.
 

equationgirl

Respect my existence or expect my resistance
I'm quite fond of many of the Glasgow tower blocks, although a lot of the earlier ones have been demolished now, leaving great swathes of 'redevelopment' opportunities throughout the cities.
 
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