Regeneration schemes worth £300m earmarked for Stoke-on-Trent have been revealed.
The development opportunities on the former East-West Precinct in the city centre, and on land next to Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station, were unveiled at MIPIM.
The city council bought the East-West Precinct at the end of last year after it had stood dormant for years under its previous owner. Demolition of buildings is already underway so the site can be marketed, presenting a once-in-a-generation development opportunity.
The plans unveiled at the property expo in Cannes show how the site could be transformed into a mixed-leisure use development, with a public square, the potential for a hotel and option for a 3500 seat venue.
Investors at MIPIM have also been shown how land in council ownership one-and-a-half miles away next to Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station could see construction of a mixed-use building with 76-bed hotel, student accommodation with 200 rooms and three restaurants.
Outline proposals were unveiled at MIPIM 2018, with definitive plans for the site showcased this week.
City council leader Cllr Ann James said: “The development plans unveiled today set out our long-term commitment as a council to continually transform this city – attracting multi-million-pound investment which ultimately leads to local job creation and greater prosperity.
“These developments offer significant opportunities for global investors. That is why we are at MIPIM, to pitch Stoke-on-Trent’s potential at the highest level and make sure our name is out there at the forefront of development circles.
“These two sites present once in a lifetime development opportunities to create something special and improve the city for generations to come. It’s a very exciting time for the city right now.”