Major Stoke-On-Trent City Regen Set for Approval
Marrons submitted the application on behalf of Stoke-on-Trent City Council for Etruscan Square project.
The project looks to redevelop the areas around the old Hanley Bus Station and former East-West Precinct.
According to this report by Marrons, if the scheme is approved, phase one of the project will see:
- 92 one-bed apartments.
- 44 two-bed apartments.
- Three four-bed townhouses.
- 632 sq m commercial, business and service space.
Phase two will see:
- 3,600-seater arena across 2.78 hectares in Hanley.
- 138-room hotel.
- 200-space underground car park.
- a commercial centre providing 5,620 sq m floor space and 153 residential units.
The planning application was validated by the city council on 12 January, and they are set to approve the application on 19 April, according to Stoke-on-Trent Live.
On the job
Firms involved in the scheme include:
- Glancy Nicholls Architects.
- Potter Church & Holmes Architects.
Glancy Nicholls was a part of the design process of the regeneration project, stretching from the city centre to the bus station and Proposed Light Rail.
It is understood that Arcadis will be leading the project’s phase one and two developments.
Potter Church & Holmes Architects will deliver a 645-space multi-storey car park and mobility hub on the former Meigh Street car park.
The council was awarded £20 million from the Levelling Up Fund in January for Etruscan Square, according to its review.
This adds to the £56 million the council secured from that fund for its other regeneration projects:
- The Goods Yard.
- Heritage-led regeneration.
Social value: Marrons’ socio-economics research estimates that the scheme will create 1000 full-time jobs across a five-year construction period.
558 on-site related jobs and 390 construction jobs will be created, reported Insider Media Limited.
Through this, around £27 million may be added into the local economy.
“This exciting masterplan scheme has been designed to respond to existing urban grain by creating active streets that are pedestrianised, and where the arena is the striking landmark that will help to create a cultural-hub – bringing people together to enjoy events in the city,” said Sachin Parmar, planning director at Marrons.
Source: Construction Wave