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Urban Regeneration

Stafford Station Gateway

Proposals for the Stafford Station Gateway scheme include a hotel, up to 900 new homes, 30,000 ft² of commercial space, a 350-space multi-storey car park, along with retail and leisure facilities on underutilised brownfield land around the railway station.

The scheme has been approved for £20m of funding from the government as part of the Levelling Up Fund to spread opportunity, create jobs and revitalise local communities.

The promoters are open to discussions regarding possible investment structures, however these should include equity, forward funding and joint venture developer partnership with the local authorities.

Stafford Gateway is an opportunity to help deliver a dynamic town centre residentially led development, within a larger masterplanned opportunity for new business/commercial and residential districts with direct access to future High-Speed 2 (HS2) rail services at Stafford Station.

Key facts

• 28 hectares
• Next to the railway station
• Direct access to future High-Speed 2 (HS2) rail services at Stafford Station
• Mixed-use – residential and commercial

Stafford Station Gateway
Stafford Station Gateway

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: Equity investment, forward funding, joint venture developer partnership
  • Site size: 28 hectares
  • Timescale: 2020-2035
  • Funding: Approved for £20m Levelling Up funding
  • Delivery timescale: 1-5 years
  • Planning status: Masterplan agreed by local authority partners
Stafford Station Gateway
Primary promoter

Invest Staffordshire