1107 Focus Spring 2020 Print - Page 6

East west precinct proposed development
The Council’s capital programme will also support
Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone which is six key sites
totalling 140 hectares along the A500 corridor. It is
one of the most successful Enterprise Zones in the
Councillor Brown will be heading a delegation to
the world’s largest property expo, MIPIM in Cannes
in March. She added: “Our delegation is funded
by local businesses who will be joining the Council
team in presenting Stoke-on-Trent as a progressive
and inclusive city where all sectors are working
together to build a prosperous future. We’ve got
some excellent presentations lined up for the
three-day event.”
One development project on show at MIPIM will be
the redevelopment of the Swift House site in Stoke.
Options for the site include more than 200 one, two
and three-bed apartments, 190,000 square-foot
flexible office space, a hotel with spa and gym and
more than 800 bed student residential complex.
Continuing with the business theme, I ask about the
council’s relationship with the Chamber: “I see the
Chambers as pivotal to the business life of the city
and the wider area. Not only through its support for
business but through lots of exciting projects and
the work they have done around social value.
“The City Council is proud to be a patron of the
Chambers which allows us an opportunity to drive
policy and add our support when it is needed.
“We have over 900 children in care in Stoke-onTrent and I personally want to ensure they have
the same opportunities as every child. I want
them to engage with business and explore career
opportunities as early as possible. There are
exciting careers to be had in the city so it’s a case of
matching jobs to aspirations."
“How we look after our children and what
opportunities we can present to them is the City’s
number one priority and I see the Chambers and
their members playing a big part in moving this
agenda forward."


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