Spode Works





Urban Regeneration

Spode Works

Historic gem in the heart of Stoke town.

The former site of the internationally renowned Spode ceramics, is reinventing itself as a centre for digital and creative enterprise.

The current creative cluster has significant space to grow with opportunities for complementary businesses, helping to retain specialist creative talent within the city. Next to the former factory site is a large 1.5-hectare brownfield site with scope for new complementary development to support the viability of the town centre and to encourage further investment in the area.

In partnership with government agencies, the city council has appointed MACE, with further advice from Homes England and Historic England. MACE has been working with local stakeholders to produce a phasing and delivery plan for the site.

Key facts

  • Mixed-ownership site- Stoke-on-Trent City Council and private ownership
  • Potential opportunities for developers and occupiers, the scope and scale will be determined following the completion of a delivery plan by spring 2024
  • Supported by £10m Levelling Up Funds
  • Partnership with Homes England and Historic England
  • Excellent links to Stoke-on-Trent Station and Staffordshire University
Spode Works
Spode Works - site aerial
Spode Works

Opportunity location

Why invest in Stoke-on-Trent?

Stoke-on-Trent is an ambitious city with big plans and through partnership, we drive economic and inclusive growth across the city.

It is a place uniquely defined by its ceramic heritage and expertise, and one that’s harnessing the very same entrepreneurial spirit to transition fast and re-emerge as one of the UK’s biggest growth centres.

Key reasons to invest:

  • 2nd fastest growing economy for post-recession job creation
  • House prices increased 5.3% in Dec 2020-June 2022, compared to England average at 2.9%
  • Highest GVA growth per head at 21%in 2016-202
  • £485m capital investment programme for next 5 years

Groundbreaking partnership with Homes England to build 3000 new homes + £400m GVA

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

Insight for investors

  • Type of investment sought: Joint venture, developer partnership, private investment
  • Target investor(s): Mixed-use developers and investors
  • Value: £13m
  • Site size: 2.6 hectares (6.32 acres)
  • Timescale: Delivery plan by spring 2024
  • Planning status: None
Primary promoter

Invest Stoke-on-Trent