Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone
The Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone comprises six key sites totalling 140 hectares. The Zone is situated along the strategic A500 corridor in the heart of the city of Stoke-on-Trent and neighbouring Newcastle-under-Lyme,in a key location within the NGDZ and benefiting from Assisted Area status. The development is a £1.5bn opportunity to create a belt of economic growth capitalising on the area’s reputation as a major centre of manufacturing know-how, and build on the strength of the NGDZ proposals, including connectivity improvements offered by HS2 and local infrastructure investment.
The Enterprise Zone status demonstrates Government confidence in the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s determination to transform Stoke-on-Trent, and reap the wider rewards of sustainable economic growth.
By 2020, the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone will deliver:
- A net Land Value Uplift equivalent to £37.8 million;
- 9,000 jobs, with 6,750 of those net direct additional jobs
- 321,000 sq m employment floor space created.
Ceramic Valley will capitalise on a number of existing sector strengths in Advanced Materials, Energy and Power
Generation, Automotive and Business and Professional Services and our USP as the World Capital of Ceramics.
Our unique position at the heart of the UK road network also makes the zone highly attractive for warehousing
- Tunstall Arrow: A 8.8ha brownfield site, entirely clear and investment-ready;
- Chatterley Valley East: An 18.2ha site, owned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Churchill China.
- Chatterley Valley West: A 38ha site, situated in neighbouring Newcastle-under-Lyme. An entirely greenfield site;
- Highgate/Ravensdale: A 38.3ha brownfield site, largely clear but requiring some additional remediation and
- Etruria Valley: A 31.3ha brownfield site. The site is clear and has early phases nearing completion.
- Cliffe Vale: A 6.2ha brownfield site owned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, which is largely clear.
- Overall developable land — 346 acres (140 Hectares)
- Site owner — Network Space, Northern Trust, CW Clowes, St Modwen, Harworth Estates and Stoke-on-Trent City Council
- Planning authority — Stoke on Trent City Council and Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
- Major local companies — Vodafone, JCB, bet365, Churchill China, DPD, Wade Ceramics, Wardell Armstrong
- Developers — Network Space, Northern Trust, CW Clowes, St Modwen and Harworth Estates