Preston Bus Station
Youth Zone Building and £13m Station Redevelopment
RIBA Design Competition
Listed Building Refurbishment
Preston Bus Station is an icon. It is a Grade II listed building built 50 years ago.
In 2016 design entries were sought for a new £13m youth zone to be linked with the station.
Architectural Design Ideas
Our design entry sets up the youth zone as a beacon and an activity hub for the area.
The new building opens on to a public realm which is designed to be full of life, with a giant screen and performance space.
New Building Design
We designed the youth zone building with folded metal cladding that peels back to show the inside. The metal is perforated so that it glows at night with the lights of the building behind. This brings a sense of activity and connects the building to the public realm.
RIBA Press and Publications
The design brief was complex and called for a wide range of spaces. We planned the interior of the youth zone to deal with all this, with skate park, open air kick pitch and climbing wall.
Our work was published on the RIBA website and in the press.