We have been appointed by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust for the restoration and regeneration of Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent.
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust acquired the site in June 2011 to save the pottery from closure and to ensure the historically important and impressive Grade II* listed buildings were not abandoned. They house the last working Victorian pottery in the UK and together form an internationally significant industrial heritage site.In 2009, the pottery was at serious risk of closure which may have led to the buildings being abandoned, the historic machinery being lost and the historic collection dispersed. The Trust worked for two years to acquire the site and is now embarking on an ambitious project that will renovate the buildings,create spaces to let for craft businesses and establish a visitor and education centre.
The preservation of this internationally important site will also provide a catalyst for regeneration in the surrounding area.
The building work will commence in Autumn 2012 and is expected to last two years.
Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent
Client: Princes Regeneration Trust
Construction value: £5,500,000
Completion: March 2014
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