Designs for the three shortlisted housing schemes which could be built on a key city centre site have gone on display.
Around 100 homes are proposed for the Canal Quarter, off Lichfield Street, on the edge of the city centre. Local people are now being asked to review the designs being put forward for how the 5 acre site will be developed.
Images and proposals from the three shortlisted developers, Barratt, Keepmoat and Westbury Partnerships, will be on display in the City Waterside Community Centre, Dresden Street, until Friday, 18 March. Residents will be able to review the proposals and comment on the three submitted designs which will be taken in to consideration along with the design merits, provision of affordable homes, ground conditions and quality of the development when a decision is made on the final scheme.
“The Canal Quarter is a significant part of the Renew project and is designed to provide quality, affordable living in the heart of the city centre. As complementing city centre schemes are developed such as the Central Business District, East West shopping redevelopment, bus station and Mitchell Memorial Theatre, it is more important than ever that quality homes are provided for people wanting to move to the area or relocating closer to the city for new employment opportunities. It is important that people take the opportunity to look at the plans and see how they would like the area to be regenerated.”
The short-listed proposals will be evaluated at the end of March with a decision on the lead developer expected in the Summer.
The Canal Quarter forms part of the City Waterside project on the edge of the city centre it is designed to create a mixture of properties for city living. The scheme will have complementing public space features and focus on the unique waterfront location next to the Caldon Canal.
Lying at the South of the city centre the new homes will provide family and professional properties which will complement other city centre developments such as the Central Business District which will create a vibrant mix of business space, the landmark new bus station, Mitchell Memorial Theatre with community space and the £350million regional shopping centre being developed on the former East West site.
Plans can be viewed online at www.stoke.gov.uk and any comments should be received by Friday 28 March.