Preston Crown Court

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Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court is located in Preston city centre
Preston Crown Court
Alternative names Preston Combined Court Centre
General information
Address The Law Courts, Openshaw Place, Ring Way
Town or city Preston
Country England
Coordinates 53°45′45″N 2°41′56″W / 53.7624°N 2.6989°W / 53.7624; -2.6989Coordinates: 53°45′45″N 2°41′56″W / 53.7624°N 2.6989°W / 53.7624; -2.6989
Opened 1996 (1996)
Design and construction
Architect Alistair Sutherland
Architecture firm Austin-Smith:Lord

Preston Crown Court or more properly the Crown Court at Preston is a criminal court in Preston, Lancashire. The court is based on two sites in the city; Preston Combined Court Centre on Ringway and Sessions House on Lancaster Road.[1] A first tier court centre, the court deals with all types of cases that are heard in the Crown Court as well as being a trial centre for civil High Court cases. The court house is also the location for Preston County Court where smaller civil cases and family cases are dealt with.[1]

The current combined court centre building was opened in 1996 and was designed by Alistair Sutherland of architects Austin-Smith:Lord.[2]