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Axe hangs over iconic bus station

21 December 2012
 

Preston City Council has approved, in principle, the demolition of the city’s iconic bus station.

The station was built in 1969 and is said to be a classic example of ‘British brutalist’ architecture by campaigners who are lobbying to keep it open. But the council has made the decision to demolish it on cost grounds, saying the cost of building a new bus station is between £10.8m and £15.3m, whereas refurbishing the existing building would cost £17m-...

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