Monday, 31 October 2016

Preston Bus Station & Youth Zone exhibition at Skelly & Couch

Skelly & Couch, together with architects John Puttick Associates, are hosting a small exhibition on the restoration and refurbishment of the Grade II-listed Preston Bus Station and the plans for the adjacent new Youth Zone building in the Lancashire city.

Featuring stunning new photographs by Gareth Gardner of the Grade II-listed Brutalist icon, the exhibition will be held at Skelly & Couch's canalside north London offices on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November. Viewings are by appointment. Please contact Laura Iloniemi for more details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Skelly & Couch is helping to return Preston Bus Station to its former glory through modern technologies and sensitive refurbishment techniques. Designed originally by BDP and completed in 1969, Skelly & Couch has carried out full environmental design on both the restoration of the listed building and the new-build construction. The adjacent, 2,600 sqm Youth Zone with its dynamic, pavilion-like design, will feature an efficient and robust servicing strategy to meet the challenging technical requirements of the new standalone structure. 

One of the key objectives at Preston has been to reconnect the BDP-designed 1960s Bus Station with the wider city centre. By including all the activities of the Youth Zone within one building, the design releases space for what is a major new square for the city. 

Skelly & Couch is contributing to the restoration of another Brutalist building of significant architectural interest, the former St Peter's Seminary in Cardross, Scotland, which is being transformed into an international arts venue.