The Goods Yard scheme will involve building a mixed-use community for 174 new homes, works spaces, shops, bars, cafes and a new public square at the Swift House site.
Construction work will now begin this month, including the demolition of some of the existing industrial buildings with no architectural merit.
Preparatory work for the new-build apartment blocks and restoration of a stunning vaulted warehouse will then start by the end of the year. It’s estimated the neighbourhood will be completed in 2025.
Plans for the Goods Yard
- The Goods Yard Living: Over 170 design-led flats for rent, with a mix of 1,2 and 3-bed homes. The new building is planned to feature private resident gardens, as well as resident facilities such as a café or bike repair shop, alongside other uses such as a gym or convenience store.
- Signal Box: A café-bar in what is currently a derelict Network Rail signal box.
- Vaults Warehouse: Restoration of the stunning, locally-listed, brick vaulted, below ground warehouse to create a combined work space and leisure venue.
- Canalside Jetty: Opening up the water’s edge to the public and creating a potential mooring point for visiting canal boats or a water taxi.
- The Pavilion: A contemporary building with an industrial feel that will provide 5,000sq.ft. of floor area for workspace and/or leisure uses.
- The Goods Yard Square: A bustling public square at the heart of the site
- Hotel: A 150-bed hotel (to be delivered as part of Phase 2)
Tim Heatley, co-founder of Capital & Centric, said: “It’s been hard to make happen with rapidly rising construction costs and an uncertain economic outlook, but this shows the power of partnerships with the public and private sectors.
“Everyone is itching to see the Goods Yard become reality, so this is a mega moment that paves the way for a new future for Stoke on Trent.
‘This is a pioneering project that will act as a catalyst for yet more investment. ”
Cllr Abi Brown, Leader of the City Council, said: “With the Goods Yard progressing and other major developments gaining momentum, we are not taking our foot off the accelerator to deliver on our Levelling Up promise.”
Landowner Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Development Partner Capital & Centric
Architect Glenn Howells Architects
Main contractor Bowmer + Kirkland
Landscape architect Re-form Landscape Architecture
Structural engineer Civic Engineers
M&E consultant JHP