John Puttick Associates were selected as the winners of this competition to develop designs for a new youth zone and public space on the site of Preston Bus Station. The £13m project also looked at the refurbishment and reconfiguration of the existing building. The client hoped the project would act as a catalyst for regeneration whilst preserving the buildings unique, Grade II listed architecture.
Cassidy + Ashton, Igor Russo with Flanagan Lawrence, Letts Wheeler Architects and Sane Architecture
RIBA North West Award 2019
RIBA North West Conservation Award 2019
RIBA North West Client of the Year 2019
RIBA National Award 2019
Jennifer Mein, leader of Lancashire County Council, said: "We always knew that the bus station had a global appeal, and the fact that the winning firm comes from New York reinforces this. We're delighted that a strong design has been chosen for the new Youth Zone Plus and we'll now be working hard to get it built. This is a significant investment in one of Preston's most well-known buildings, which will bring exciting new facilities for our young people, for this generation and for future ones.
It's an exciting time for the city, with improvements taking place on Fishergate and the first steps in the redevelopment of Preston Market. These plans are all part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal, which is creating new job opportunities, providing new housing and making it easier for people to get around.”