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Offices, restaurant and homes planned for former Stoke City FC ground

Planning applications have been submitted by St Modwen Developments for consent to redevelop Victoria Ground, the former home of Stoke City FC, to create offices, a restaurant and new housing on the 16 acres site.

The commercial application is for up to 8,361 sq m (90,000 sq ft) of offices plus a restaurant on land between the River Trent and the A500. A slip road access is planned as part of the A500 pathfinder works.

Consent is also being sought for the development of up to 150 dwellings on the western side of the site with access off Campbell Road. The overall development of the site will include the enhancement of the River Trent which dissects the former football ground, car park and training grounds.

Euan Lindsay of St Modwen, said: “We are hoping that the residential element of the proposed development will be able to commence next year. The commercial development will be linked to the completion of the A500 pathfinder works.

“Victoria Ground provides an important gateway to the city. It has remained unused since Stoke City FC relocated to its impressive new Britannia Stadium home in 1998 because no development adjoining the A500 could obtain consent until the A500 pathfinder works were underway.'”

For further information contact Euan Lindsay on 01782-281844.

Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121-236-7771).