Preston Bus Station
A short film
We recently made the pilgrimage to Preston bus station on a beautifully crisp and bright December morning.
We spent a couple of hours wandering and observing life at the station and the result is this short film, which serves as an atmospheric portrait of the place and the people who use it.
Preston Bus Station was designed by BDP and built by Ove Arup and Partners in the Brutalist architectural style between 1968 and 1969.
After a long fight by local campaigners and the C20 Society, It was saved from demolition and finally listed as grade II in 2013.
The refurbishment was carried out by John Puttick Associates and Cassidy+Ashton between 2015 and 2018 and in 2021 it was awarded the prestigious World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize.