I was surprised to find these photographs of Preston Bus Station
by Jonanthan Kenyon
this morning on We Heart
. I grew up in and around Preston and know this building very well. I've always loved it's bold architecture and unapologetic scale.
I was saddened earlier in the year to hear it's going to be knocked down as part of Preston's Tithebarn scheme (yet another urban regeneration programme) after it's application to become a listed building failed. It was designed in the late 60's by a Preston-based architect, Keith Ingham who worked at a local company, BDP (ironically the company now running the regeneration programme!) and when it first opened in 1969 it was hailed as the largest in the world.
There's no denying that the building could do with a bit of tlc, but Jonathan's images really capture the beauty of the building even in it's current state. Long live Preston Bus Station!Images copyright Jonathan Kenyon.