Preston Bus Station Square Project
Preston Bus Station Square project reflects the proportions of Preston Bus Station, balancing circulation and waiting in an attractive public space...
As part of the latest phase of the £23m refurbishment of the bus station complex, the aim of the Bus Station Square project is to create a more attractive public space linking into Tithebarn Street to provide easier access for pedestrians visiting Preston City Centre.
The square also has the potential to be a focal point for hosting both small and large scale events and activities.
Developments and improvements
The design responds to grid lines and natural movement of pedestrians formed by the wider street and internal bus station design and access points. The main north south spine follows the bus station elevation connecting all of the entrances and Coach Station. Perpendicular paths provide direct access to Old Vicarage, Crooked Lane/Lord Street across the green space and also through the popular St. John's Shopping Centre, which links to Preston Markets and the soon to be developed cinema and restaurant complex.
A green spine provides a strong line to the western edge of bus station square with the tall slender tree stems mirroring the vertical beams and façade elements within Preston Bus Station.
Works will include granite flagging, raised planters, lighting columns, landscaping, and street furniture.
Map address for Bus Station Square
Preston Bus Station, Tithebarn Street, Preston, PR1 1YT.