Friday, December 07, 2018
With Christmas on its way, the car park at Preston Bus Station is a handy choice if you are coming into the city centre.
People will be heading in over the coming weeks to shop, to the pantomime at the nearby Guild Hall, or to catch up with friends and family for festive food and drinks.
The Grade-II listed bus station is owned by Lancashire County Council.
The bus station and car park will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "We're proud of our multi-million pound redevelopment of one of the city's most well-known buildings, which has made it a great place to park.
"We gained Park Mark accreditation following the redevelopment, which focusses on surveillance, lighting, signage and cleanliness. These criteria are known to create a safer environment for motorists and vehicles.
"If you haven't been to the bus station for a while, then you'll notice that it's now a lighter, safer and much nicer place to be."
The car park has new charging points for electric vehicles, which were switched on earlier this year.
Work on the car park levels included repairs to the concrete, improved lighting, new security cameras, and repairs and improvements to the ramps.
The county council recently carried out the redevelopment work at the bus station, as part of the county council's contribution to the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.
This is an agreement between Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire County Council, along with central government and Homes England.
The City Deal will help to create more than 20,000 new private sector jobs and see over 17,000 new homes built across the area, along with new school places, open green spaces and new health provision to cater for the growing population.
For more information, follow City Deal on Twitter @lancscitydeal or visit www.lancashire.co.uk/city-deal.
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