Shoppers are being given a first glimpse of the next stage of a multi-million pound transformation of public spaces in the city centre.
Proposals for the Albion and Parliament Square areas of the city centre are going on display this week as residents and visitors are encouraged to have their say.
Councillor Ruth Rosenau, Stoke-On-Trent City Council cabinet member for regeneration, said
The city centre will be transformed with new public spaces, seating, lighting and paving which will create a more visitor friendly atmosphere for shoppers. It is exciting to see the proposed designs for stage two unveiled and I hope that people take the time to have a look and comment on what they would like to see in the city centre.
The work is part of a multi-million pound refurbishment of city streets over the next few years to improve the city centre street scene creating a more inspiring outlook for visitors to the city and provide a strong link with the new bus station.
Work on the first phase of the project, which focuses on Tontine and Percy Street, is due to start in April.
The consultation for the second phase, which will run until Thursday 16 February, will look at proposals covering Albion Square outside the Town Hall and the small area outside Wetherspoons called Parliament Square.
Residents are being asked to comment on the proposals so that final designs can be drawn up for the scheme which is due to start in Autumn. The city centre improvements are designed to complement other major regeneration schemes in the city centre such as the Central Business District and £350million shopping and leisure complex City Sentral.
Information stands will be available in the city centre with questionnaires and design boards in the following locations
- Victoria Hall – until Monday 13 February
- Potteries Museum – until Thursday 16 February
- The city centre indoor market – until Thursday 16 February
Representatives from the council will also be on hand in the city centre in Tontine Square between 10am and 2pm, Wednesday 15 February to help answer any questions.
Members of the public can get more information and leave their feedback on-line using the link below.