News: Benefactor may save Preston bus station
Published 13 January 2013, 16:58
An anonymous Lancashire businessman may save Preston bus station from demolition, the city council leader has said.
Preston City Council voted in December to demolish the building because running costs were too high and refurbishing it could cost up to £23million.
But Labour council leader Peter Rankin has agreed to meet with a potential investor who may be interested in saving the bus station, which was Europe’s largest when it opened in 1969. ‘He is coming to see us to talk through his ideas. Clearly if we were to hand the building over to a business we would need to know what that businessman is going to do with it.
‘We need to be assured the bus station not just stays but there is investment in this building.’