Public Realm, Stoke-on-Trent

Improved experience for visitors…

A multi-million pound project to increase the quality of Stoke-on-Trent city centre as the commercial heart of North Staffordshire has recently completed to make visible, practical and aesthetically-pleasing improvements. The public realm work has provided Stoke-on-Trent city centre with new, high quality public spaces in Albion Street, Albion Square, the western end of Old Hall Street and Lichfield Street, connecting to the new £15 million bus station and then the area from the top of Piccadilly down to the new Smithfield development.

The public realm has been upgraded to transform the appearance of the city and improve the experience for visitors, providing an inspirational series of linked space and streets that can accommodate events and festivals, in a safe, accessible and attractive environment. The work involved road and pavement reconstruction and the provision of new lighting, street furniture and tree planting.

Councillor Jack Brereton, Stoke-on-Trent City Council cabinet member for regeneration, transport and heritage, said: “We want to boost our city centre to create a much improved environment for people to visit and shop in. We want to support and attract business to the city and to bring in inward investment. By improving the public realm, this makes our city centre a much nicer place to do business in.”

Hardscape, working with the City of Stoke Council have been proud to supply a mix of granite, Kellen and sandstone paving materials and accessories and unique bespoke granite benches with artscape enhancements throughout each of the 3 phases.

Location

Stoke-on-Trent

Client Team

City of Stoke Council