16th December 2022

Smithfield MSCP completes and opens to the public

Smithfield’s new multi-storey car park officially opened to the public on 12th December 2022.

Located just off Potteries Way, the car park – which is owned and operated by Stoke-on-Trent City Council – can hold up to 730 cars including 12 electrical vehicle charging points, with future proofing provisions in the design to facilitate an additional circa 174 electrical charging points, if required.

The state-of-the-art new multi-storey car park is a first-class facility, with high-level security features including over 100 internal CCTV cameras, a roller shutter entry and exit system fitted with automatic number plate recognition.  The ground level consists of 32 disabled bays, a car service machine, bicycle service tool and 120 bicycle spaces with 10 secure bike lockers and 36 motorcycle bays.

In total, the car park is eight levels high with a two-lane entrance off Cannon Place for cars. Motorbikes and bicycles will use an entrance off Cambridge Street.

Joel Chandler, Development Manager at Genr8 Developments, the developers at Smithfield and the MSCP project on behalf of the council, said: “We are delighted to see the new multi-storey car park reach full completion.”

“This is another key component in our strategy for the wider Smithfield development as we work together with the council to ensure the community stays connected and accessible.”

Genr8 Developments’ Smithfield scheme is currently home to the 140 bed Hilton Garden Inn hotel, 151 apartment Build-To-Rent Clayworks building, and two office blocks – 1 Smithfield, 2 Smithfield and more recently the City’s premium flexible managed office and co-working venue, Smithfield Works.

Smithfield is an integral part of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s regeneration agenda.

Located in the heart of Hanley, the mixed-use development is a place of work, living and leisure. The development is focused on bringing the city together by connecting new and existing areas of the city centre.