Stoke & Staffordshire

Work starts on Stoke-on-Trent Central Business District

Central Business District (image from Stoke-on-Trent City Council)
Image caption The development will also include restaurants and a public square

Work has started to regenerate part of Stoke-on-Trent city centre.

Builders have moved on to the former Unity House site in Hanley as work begins on the new Central Business District as part of a 10-year project.

Developers Genr8 said the development would include office and retail space as well as apartments.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council said the Central Business District was expected to create up to 4,000 jobs and generate £19m for the local economy.

The 1.2m sq ft (111,484 sq m) development will also include restaurants, bars, leisure facilities and a public square.

The site has been empty since 2005 when Unity House was demolished.

The 18-storey building, built in 1973, was the former offices of the city council.

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