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01/08/2017

Plans revealed for new city centre living at Smithfield

Plans have been unveiled to build two 11-storey ‘build to rent’ apartment blocks in the city centre – the first development of its kind in Stoke-on-Trent.

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21/07/2017

Work to build a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Stoke-on-Trent city centre is set to start

Work to build a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Stoke-on-Trent city centre is set to start before the end of the year – after plans for the major development were given the green light.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has today given planning consent for the 140-bedroom hotel, which will be built at Genr8 Developments’ £170m Smithfield, Stoke-on-Trent mixed use quarter which is set to deliver up to 700,000 sq ft of Grade A office space.

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15/05/2017

Planning Submitted for Hilton Garden Inn at Genr8’s Smithfield, Stoke-on-Trent

A reserved matters planning application has been submitted following an announcement on 30 March 2017 that Hilton (NYSE:HLT) is to open Hilton Garden Inn Stoke-on-Trent. The 140-guestroom hotel will be located in the Smithfield development in Hanley, and Genr8 has confirmed that a franchise agreement between Hilton and Smithfield developer and hotel owner Genr8 was entered into in April 2017. Outline planning for the Smithfield, Stoke-on-Trent development was granted in 2011.

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29/03/2017

Hilton Garden Inn Signs at Genr8’s Smithfield, Stoke-on-Trent

The ongoing regeneration of Stoke-on-Trent city centre has been given a major boost following news that Hilton (NYSE:HLT) is to open Hilton Garden Inn Stoke-on-Trent. The 140-guestroom hotel will be located in the Smithfield development in Hanley, following a franchise agreement between Hilton and Smithfield developer and hotel owner Genr8.

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11/07/2016

Genr8 Wins Placemaking Award for Phase I of Smithfield Stoke-on-Trent

Genr8, in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, has taken home the regional award for the Midlands in the Planning & Placemaking Awards 2016, in recognition of its successful completion of the £55m first phase of the 1.2m sq ft (111,484 sq m) masterplan for Smithfield Stoke-on-Trent.

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23/10/2015

Genr8 Delivers First Phase at Smithfield, Stoke-on-Trent.

Genr8 has completed the £55m first phase of the 1.2m sq ft masterplan for Smithfield Stoke-on-Trent with delivery of 1 & 2 Smithfield.

The two five-storey buildings provide 220,000 sq ft of Grade A offices and customer service hub for Stoke-on-Trent City Council, set amongst extensive new public realm including a central public square and a new pedestrian boulevard connecting the site to the surrounding city centre.

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15/08/2015

Smithfield Phase I handed over.

Genr8 has handed over Smithfield Phase I to Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The development comprises 210,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation in two separate buildings. No.1 Smithfield houses the new city library and a modern customer hub from which the Council will deliver its primary services.

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10/07/2014

‘Topping out’ celebrates city centre buildings boost.

Phase one of Stoke-on-Trent’s new Smithfield development celebrated a key milestone today with the “topping out” of the two buildings at the heart of the project.

In a nod to traditional topping out ceremonies, a branch from a yew tree was placed in to the concrete to bestow the building with good luck and ward off evil spirits. The yew tree will eventually be planted as part of the development’s green space.

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14/01/2014

DEVELOPER Genr8 has started on site at the new Central Business District in Stoke-on-Trent.

In the first phase Genr8 is building 210,000 sq ft over two buildings which have been provided for occupation by the city council.

The scheme has been branded Smithfield, after the original Smithfield bottle works on the site, and is being marketed by Jones Lang LaSalle. It will also include a hotel, retail and leisure space...

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13/01/2014

O’Rourke to build Potteries council offices.

Laing O’Rourke has won a £32.7m contract to build an office development that is expected to kick-start Stoke-on-Trent’s new Central Business District.

Work is starting on site this week.

Manchester-based Genr8 Developments has been granted planning consent for two major new office...

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06/12/2013

Stoke central business district gets underway

Regeneration specialist Genr8 Developments has launched its Stoke Central Business District development to the market as it goes on site with the £40m first phase of the scheme.

It is now on site to start its plans to develop 210,000 sq ft of grade A offices over two buildings, both to be occupied by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

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