Boost to business as development takes a step closer

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has confirmed its commitment to deliver a business district in the city centre. At a meeting of the cabinet on Thursday, 29th July, councillors approved to sign a development agreement for the 1.2million square foot proposed Central Business District. Mohammed Pervez, leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said the move was an important milestone in the progress of the project.

He said: “Today’s decision is a significant step in the creation of a new Central Business District in Stoke-on-Trent. “The proposed development is of the highest quality and one the city council is firmly committed to delivering with its partners. It will help to transform not only Stoke-on-Trent city centre but also the wider North Staffordshire region into a more prosperous and successful place. “It will create more than 4,000 jobs for local people and provide career opportunities for students from our new University Quarter.”

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