Stoke-on-Trent is a distinctive place, packed full of well-loved historic buildings and the council is passionate about celebrating our unique heritage.
Levelling Up funding has kickstarted the redevelopment of three remarkable historic sites, making them viable for further investment and securing their long-term future.
Spode Works, Spode Town
Since its closure in 2008, there has been some refurbishment for business and leisure uses at the former Spode Works. However, Levelling Up funding is enabling a more comprehensive redevelopment of the site for distinctive homes close to the train station and city centre facilities.
This will be a unique living and creative neighbourhood on this historic site. The designs for residential reflect and enhance the character of the existing buildings. Residents will be part of an attractive, car free and safe neighbourhood with outdoor spaces for sharing and enjoying.
Crown Works – Longton Town Centre
This is a project to repurpose the derelict former Crown Works factory in Longton into new homes. With its prime position, it will create an attractive entry point to the town with facilities close by.
Developer, Ovi Homes has shared designs for distinctive, quality homes which recognise the site’s ceramics heritage and are in keeping with the surrounding architecture of Longton. This will transform a derelict site to provide 62 retirement homes and attractive communal gardens.
Tunstall Library and Baths
In the heart of the community, the Grade II listed former Tunstall Library and Baths is a distinctive Victorian property. The redevelopment of this historic building, with consideration of its heritage, will create stunning apartments and family homes as well as community space in the town centre.
Tunstall Library Developments Limited has been identified as the preferred developer and designs will be shared later in 2023.
All of these schemes are designed to revitalise Stoke-on-Trent’s town centres, bringing new homes to increase footfall and deliver a new level of confidence for further investment.
The appointed developers are committed to using the services of local tradespeople and the creation of jobs, training and the appointment of apprentices.