Arcadis seeking planning permission for Stoke mixed-use scheme

25th January 2023 | Jack Oliver

Amsterdam-headquartered Arcadis is awaiting the decision of councillors over the future of a proposed redevelopment of Etruscan Square in Stoke-on-Trent.

The proposals would see the two-phase regeneration scheme deliver nearly 70,000 sq ft of commercial, business and service space as well as the creation of a 3,600 capacity arena. The regeneration would also deliver a 138-room hotel, a 200-space car park, and nearly 300 new homes.

Councillors acquired £56m to support the plans from its We Are Levelling Up Stoke-on-Trent Programme in 2021, before securing a further £20m from the Government’s levelling up fund last year.

The local council said that the new developments, which were designed by architects Glancy Nicholls, will revitalise areas of the city centre by bringing in a range of jobs and attracting further investment.

Councillor Daniel Jellyman, cabinet member for regeneration, infrastructure and heritage said in December: “Although this is an early stage, and some of it not visible, it is a necessary part of the process to transform this part of the city centre into attractive homes, outdoor spaces and leisure facilities, which will be fundamental to the success and vitality of the city centre as well as providing a range of job opportunities. It’s one of the largest city centre development sites in the region and will bring major investment into Stoke-on-Trent.”

Sachin Parmar, planning director at Marrons, who submitted the application on behalf of Arcadis, said: “The development will act as a catalyst to drive forward growth and the inclusion of flexible commercial floor space can respond to rapid changes in the market where a diversification of uses is required to support the local economy.”


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