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Proposed redevelopment of Unity House for new retail scheme

St Modwen Developments Ltd has launched proposals to redevelop the Unity House site in Canon Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, to create a 1,115 sq m (12,000 sq ft) food store and a parade of three shops totalling 1,300 sq m (14,000 sq ft).

The proposals for the site of Stoke City Council’s 18-storey former headquarters were drawn up after extensive marketing.

The scheme has been designed to provide an excellent visual aspect to Potteries Way at this strategic entrance to the city centre. The buildings, which will have a lightweight pavilion-style appearance with curved roofs, will be positioned to achieve maximum benefit from the site.

St Modwen is also to provide a significant public art feature – possibly a free standing sculpture – at the front of the site, subject to discussion and agreement with the local authority.

The site will be very accessible and include excellent pedestrian links from all frontages plus new car parking provision to replace the existing car park.

Mike Herbert, Regional Director of St Modwen Developmenmts, said: “If planning consent is granted by late summer, this will enable the demolition of Unity House to commence before the end of the year and the new retail development to be completed and trading in 2002.”

For further information contact Mike Herbert of St Modwen on 01782-281844.

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