The Tithebarn project has fallen through and now Preston Council is considering what to do with Preston City Center. While their are many ideas, Ben Casey is proposing what I think to be a genius idea.
He wants to convert half the bus station into shops while retaining the other half a bus station.
This will allow for development of this historic building and mean the bus station is kept in a location that is valued by the community but also mean new shops can be build and the surround area invested in. The project will cost less than the Tithebarn project and seems to have all sides happy.
Considering the weight of public opinion towards this issue it seems the obvious solution to all sides problems.
Written from LEP article and Preston bus station.co.uk