Preston Crown Court or more properly the Crown Court at Preston is a criminal court in Preston, Lancashire, England. The court is based on two sites in the city; Preston Combined Court Centre on Ringway and Sessions House on Lancaster Road. 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 a venue for the County Court where smaller civil cases and family cases are dealt with. The current combined court centre building was opened in 1996 and was designed by Alistair Sutherland of architects Austin-Smith:Lord.