Second phase of upgrade works commence at Preston Bus Station
The second and final stage of refurbishment works to update and modernise Preston Bus Station have now started, with energy and regeneration specialist, ENGIE continuing to lead the renovation.
Lancashire County Council appointed ENGIE to upgrade the Grade II listed bus station and the first phase of works were completed in 2018, where the team concentrated on improving the eastern apron of the station and adding a new coach station. This next phase will now see work move to the western part of the bus station with a focus on public realm works, which will include; granite flagging, raised planters, lighting columns, landscaping and street furniture.
Robert Ashcroft, Operations Manager at ENGIE, said: “Preston Bus Station continues to go from strength to strength with the first phase of this development successfully completed last year, with very positive feedback.
“As a business, ENGIE is focused on working with partners to improve the environment we live in, providing the people, services and products that effect positive change in a community.
“We’ll continue to build on the great work that’s already been achieved by all partners and progress developments at the bus station, providing a modernised asset, which will serve Preston and the people of Lancashire for generations to come.”
The bus station will remain operational throughout the works, with ENGIE expected to be on site until December 2019.