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20 Apr 2016

Preston Architecture News

RIBA Competition for University of Central Lancashire in Preston
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions and the University of Central Lancashire are pleased to announce the launch of an international competition for a new Student Support Centre and creation of a new Square at the heart of their campus in Preston, Lancashire.
RIBA University of Central Lancashire in Preston Design Competition

Harris Flights architectural intervention
2 Sep 2013 – Dramatic temporary staircase to Grade 1 listed Harris Museum & Art Gallery in the centre of the city:
Harris Flights Preston
photo from Preston City Council

The Harris Flights is a dramatic temporary staircase which will transport visitors for the first time from the Flag Market to the 1st floor of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery. It will also create a fantastic focal point in the city centre throughout the summer, for people to socialise, meet with friends and enjoy a coffee, or eat and read a book during lunch breaks.

The architectural intervention Harris Flights was commissioned by ‘In Certain Places’ working in partnership with architectural practice Research Design.

Performances, events and activities will be programmed on and around the flights across the four weeks, for people to come and enjoy.

The steps will be used as a platform enabling people to watch performances from the Flag Market, alternatively the steps can also be used as seating with the Flag Market becoming the auditorium. One of the main features is access to the Harris Museum via the first floor and balcony, which offers views across the city centre.

Harris Flights Harris Flights Preston
photos from Preston City Council

Date: Sat 17 Aug to Sun 15 Sep
Location: Flag Market
Time: 10:00am to 9:00pm

Preston Bus Station
Building Design Partnership
Conservationists fight to save ‘iconic’ Preston bus station Campaigners are fighting to save Preston bus station, hailed as an ‘iconic modernist structure’, from demolition after council bosses said it was cheaper to knock it down than repair it.

Preston Bus Station : opinion on the proposed demolition

View from e-architect editor, Adrian Welch: this is one of those classic fights, essentially between the people and the experts, though one could also say between those who have to manage stretched council budgets and those that don’t. It reminds me of the fight to save the ‘Get Carter’ block in Gateshead. My friends there are all totally releived to see it gone, brutalist concrete has never been popular with the public and never will be.

Preston Building – Latest Design

Sika Liquid Plastics Limited
Frank Whittle Partnership
SLPL Preston
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Sika Liquid Plastics Preston – 21 Dec 2011
A sector-leading UK manufacturing company has appointed Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) to design a new £2.5 million research and development lab at its Lancashire HQ.
FWP, one of the leading architecture and design practices in the North West, is designing the cutting-edge, three-storey facility for Sika Liquid Plastics Limited’s (SLPL) operation in Preston and is aiming to submit a planning application early in 2012.

Preston Architecture

Major Preston Architectural Projects, alphabetical:

Avenham Park Pavilion
McChesney Architects
Avenham Park Pavilion
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Avenham Park Pavilion

Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve Visitor Facilities, nr Preston
Adam Khan Architects
Lancashire nature reserve
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RIBA competition winner
Lancashire nature reserve

Housing, Preston city centre

Stirling and Gowan

National Football Museum
OMI Architects
National Football Museum Preston
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National Football Museum Preston – the contents have now moved to Manchester’s Urbis building, the museum opened there in July 2012.

Park Houses
Ushida Findlay Architects and Holmes Partnership
Houses in Preston
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Preston Houses

Preston Bus Station
Building Design Partnership
This Brutalist building was designed by Keith Ingham and Charles Wilson of Building Design Partnership with E. H. Stazicker with significant input from engineers Ove Arup and Partners. The simple, strong forms are memorable and well respected amongst the architectural community.
It is threatened with demolition and featured on the 2012 World Monument Fund’s list of sites at risk.

Preston Guild 2012 Competition
Preston Housing
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Preston Housing Competition

Preston Market Hall, Lancashire
Stephen Hodder Architects

Preston Office Building Competition
Won by Moxon Architects
Preston Office
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Preston Office

River Douglas Crossing : Design Competition
Entry by Feix&Merlin Architects
Preston Bridge
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Preston Bridge

More Lancastrian Architecture projects online soon

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