One of our key objectives at Preston has been to reconnect the BDP designed 1960s Bus Station with the wider city centre. By including all of the activities of the Youth Zone within one building, our design releases space for what is effectively a major new square for Preston. This space has been designed to encourage pedestrian connections to the main street of Fishergate to the south-west and the Victorian covered markets to the north-west. Vehicle access around the site has been carefully coordinated to create an enjoyable pedestrian environment enlivened by integrated planting and seating areas.
Photographs by Gareth Gardner.