The Goods Yard
Ideally located next to Stoke-on-Trent’s main train station, running alongside the Trent & Mersey Canal and close to Staffordshire University, Goods Yard has all the ingredients for success as a thriving new neighbourhood.
Construction work has started to transform this underused historic site. A brick vaulted warehouse, once used to store goods passing from canal to rail, will be re-purposed for unique work and leisure spaces and the former Network Rail signal box is to become a café bar. New homes to rent, attractive outdoor space and access to the water’s edge will add to the vibrancy of this new destination.
Social impact developer Capital&Centric is set to bring the space alive and transform tired industrial buildings into a vibrant, urban quarter.
Goods Yard will be an attractive environment for people to enjoy, with high quality city centre living close to facilities and public spaces.
The development will provide jobs and skills throughout the construction period as well as use local labour where possible. It will create over 350 new jobs through the leisure facilities on site and provide space for growing enterprise. The transformation of the area will attract further investment and business opportunity.
The ‘Regeneration Brainery’ is the brainchild of Capital&Centric. This is a national programme that aims to get young people, from diverse backgrounds, inspired by a career in property or regeneration. The week-long programme gives students real-world advice and experiences with a mix of site visits, group and individual challenges as well as talks from mentors who play a role in shaping our towns and cities.
In Stoke-on-Trent, the Regeneration Brainery worked with 20 students from Stoke-on-Trent College with ongoing support available.