Stoke-on-Trent is the largest city in the county of Staffordshire, and is renowned as the home of the pottery manufacturing industry. The area has been so intrinsically linked to the ceramics industry, since the 12th century, that it is commonly known as “The Potteries”.
In and around Stoke the pottery industry, as well as manufacturing in general, is still thriving with commercial property being a much sought after commodity.
The City itself boasts a population of over a quarter of a million people, and is self-administered as it’s own unitary authority. This in itself has seen the local authorities plough substantial funds into regeneration around the area.
As such Network Space have identified Stoke as an area to invest in industrial units on a premium development site which is part of the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone.
Network Space commercial premises, in Stoke, enjoy excellent transport links with nearby access to the M6. The adjacent A500/A50 provides the major East-West link between the M6 and M1 motorways, meaning that the location is logistically advantageous for nationwide distribution.
Local rail links are also first class with the city of Stoke sitting on the main Stafford-Manchester and Crewe-Derby lines.
Socially and culturally Stoke is a highly prosperous area, with countless country parks, museums and art galleries bringing in plenty of visitors throughout the year.
The nearby Alton Towers Amusement Park is arguably the best known leisure attraction in the whole of the UK, drawing around 2 million visitors per year.
Owing to the fact that ceramics manufacturing is still so prominent, numerous high profile companies such as Wedgwood and Royal Doulton, amongst many others, are based in and around the City. An abundance of workshop tours and factory shops, therefore, significantly help to sustain local tourism.
In 2016 Stoke was named as the 2nd best city in the UK, from a list of 69, for start up businesses. The report published by expert business group Quality Formations, took many factors into account including public transport, energy, broadband speeds and commercial property amongst many others.
We at Network Space had already identified much of this potential, having acquired our premium Tunstall Arrow development site back in 2013.
As part of the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone, this particular development offers the added bonus of significant initial savings in business rates.
Network Space offer a collection of brand new, high spec industrial units in Stoke, with properties ranging in size from around 10,000 to 40,000 square feet of business space, with sizeable secure loading yards and parking.
If you are considering, or interested in, the rental of commercial property in the Stoke area then please feel free to contact us today. We will be happy to discuss our exceptional offerings.
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