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Preston's famous bus station up for award

The bus stations refurbishment has already won a prestigious award Credit: ITV Granada

The refurbishment of Preston bus station in Lancashire has been ranked alongside a new tower at Westminster Abbey by architecture experts.

The 1960s bus station is one of the buildings on the long list for the Riba Stirling Prize.

It's up against Battersea Arts Centre in London, which had been left derelict after a fire, the restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Art Deco tea rooms in Glasgow, and Weston Tower, the most significant addition to Westminster Abbey since 1745.

The buildings, which have all won Riba National Awards, will be whittled down to six before the Stirling Prize winner is announced on October 8.

Preston Bus Station Credit: ITV Granada