Save Preston bus station petition fails to attract signatures
Meeting to decide future of building takes place tonight
An e-petition to stop the demolition of Preston’s bus station has attracted just 192 signatures.
The petition ‘Stop Preston City Council Demolition of Bus Station’ was created by local campaigner John Wilson and went live on the government’s official epetition site last week.
The council is due to meet this evening to decide on the future of the BDP-designed building.
A number of last minute attempts to save the structure have been made by architects and heritage bodies, including the Twentieth Century Society.
In a letter to The Times today director Catherine Croft said: “It is a robust building, capable of adaptive re-use and substantial reconfiguration without comprimising its architectural integrity. We believe it has a viable future and that the refurbishment options have not been adquately considered by the city council.”
And a number of architects in Lancashire have also launhced an attempt to save the bus station by putting together a counter proposal for the site.