‘Drawing Board Dreams’ and the reinvention of Preston

Tours

Sunday 7th July 2024

2:00 pm till 3:00 pm | The walk will begin and end outside the Guild Hall, Lancaster Road.

Join Michael Akers on this Friends of Winckley Square new guided walk.

 

In the 1960s and early 70s, planners and architects attempted to remake Preston. Bold modernist ideas saw the sweeping away of a large section of the old C19th centre, and the building of a vast transport, retail, entertainment and office complex which sought to completely transform how Prestonians lived, worked and played. What contexts produced this radical approach? What forces shaped the design of these buildings? Who were the individuals driving Preston to a re-imagined future? What should we make today of this modernist vision of urban renewal? This walk, focussing primarily on Preston Bus Station and the buildings which cluster around it, will explore a unique, but sometimes overlooked, period of Preston’s history.

The walk will begin and end outside the Guild Hall, Lancaster Road.

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