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Urban Regeneration

Former Rugeley Power Station

A sustainable and innovative mixed-use neighbourhood, including 2,300 new low-carbon homes, a low-carbon academy school, 5 hectares of employment space, and a new 25-hectare country park alongside the River Trent.

Key facts

  • 139-hectare site
  • Innovative mixed-use neighbourhood
  • 2300 new low-carbon homes
  • 5 hectares of employment land
  • 1.2 hectares of mixed-use leisure, retail and community spaces, as well as a 25-hectare riverside park
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Opportunity location

Why invest in Staffordshire?

Staffordshire is a major UK growth area. They played a unique role as one of the creative workshops of the Industrial Revolution. That same entrepreneurial spirit that once created world-beaters like Spode, Wedgwood and Bass is alive and well today. Some of Britain’s greatest success stories, like JCB and bet365, have all grown from garage start-ups into billion-pound success stories.

Today, Staffordshire is a fast-growing centre of modern manufacturing, making a major contribution to manufacturing employment growth nationally. Businesses in Staffordshire produce the advanced technical components and materials for a range of consumer and business products.

The same location benefits that attracted Michelin in 1926 are once again bringing international businesses to Staffordshire. Jaguar Land Rover, Amazon and Molson-Coors are just some of the names investing millions of pounds and creating thousands of jobs in Staffordshire.

Insight for investors

Type of investment sought: Occupier
Site size: 139Ha
Timescale: 2020-2030
Delivery timescale: 1-5 years
Planning status: Outline planning permission

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Primary promoter

Invest Staffordshire