Stoke arena plans revealed as part of city centre mixed-use scheme

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Plans person been revealed for a 3,600-capacity arena successful the bosom of Stoke-on-Trent, arsenic portion of the Etruscan Square programme to alteration the metropolis centre.

The Etruscan Square task is backed by £20m of Levelling Up backing from the government.

It includes a 3,600-capacity arena, 82,000 quadrate feet of commercialized space, 285 homes, a 138-bedroom three-star edifice and a 701-space multi-storey car park.

The announcement of the Etruscan Square development, which is already retired for pre-planning consultation, was 1 of respective Levelling Up initiatives announced by the person of Stoke-on-Trent City Council astatine planetary existent property league MIPIM.

The strategy is led by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, which is acceptable to procure its improvement and operation done Pagabo’s nationalist frameworks.

Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council Abi Brown said: “Our Levelling Up projects already person immense momentum down them and significant, tangible advancement is being made to present them. We’re assured that we person the close opportunities, and the close premix of developments that tin marque the biggest quality to our metropolis and are charismatic schemes for development.

“We’re backed by the biggest allocation successful Levelling Up backing for a circumstantial metropolis successful the country. We’ve tested retired our proposals to large nationalist investors successful London, and present we’re telling planetary brands, large UK-based planetary companies and cardinal nationalist agencies what we are delivering successful Stoke-on-Trent, and however they tin beryllium a portion of our occurrence story.”

Pagabo caput of operation Jonathan Parker said: “The government’s Levelling Up plans and backing person been wide welcomed, and we’re precise pleased to spot Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been truthful speedy to enactment that backing towards schemes that volition payment the wider city. Being capable to enactment schemes similar this with elemental yet businesslike and compliant procurement processes is thing that we’re truly arrogant of, and that allows america to assistance crook these plans into a reality.”

The Etruscan Square multi-storey car parkland volition beryllium delivered via a stand-alone two-stage design-and-build declaration betwixt the assembly and a main contractor, which volition beryllium procured done Pagabo’s Major Works Framework.

Planning support for the improvement is expected to beryllium granted successful the summer, soon followed by a tender process to name the cardinal parties done Pagabo’s frameworks to present the transformative scheme.

Pagabo’s suite of frameworks includes a £1.6bn civils framework and a £1.5bn demolition framework.

As portion of the government’s Levelling Up agenda, lodging caput Michael Gove acceptable retired determination transport and regeneration goals earlier this year.

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