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Vernon Street Studio, Preston

November 7, 2011 in 1960s, Offices

BDP Preston office, Vernon Street is my favourite BDP place: home of ‘the BDP family’, a great place to work, the origin of so much integrated interdisciplinary output, and the cradle of today’s BDP offices.

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University of Bradford

July 26, 2011 in 1960s, 1970s, Education

Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Civil Engineering Buildings
This group of buildings was the first of several projects designed by BDP for the University of Bradford in the 1960-70s period.
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Preston Bus Station

May 13, 2011 in 1960s, Transport

Designed under BDP’s most famous partner, Keith Ingham, Preston Bus Station is part of one of those classically 1960s attempts to redevelop a town through the remaking of its circulation into walkways, underpasses and towers, with people separated from cars. The two towers create a distinctive, vigorous skyline, but the Bus Station is the masterpiece. Read the rest of this entry →

Underley Hall Chapel, Kirby Lonsdale

April 27, 2011 in 1960s, Culture, Education

The story begins on Euston Station, where George Grenfell Baines (GGB) got into the Preston train and sat next to a stranger who it transpired was the RC Bishop of Lancaster. By the time the train got to Preston, he had secured the commission. Even for GGB this was remarkable! Read the rest of this entry →