Around 40 per cent of the apartments at Stoke-on-Trent’s Clayworks scheme have been snapped up – months before completion.
The new homes are currently being built as part of the wider Smithfield development in Hanley.
The scheme is being developed by Genr8 Developments in partnership with Fortior Homes, Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s wholly-owend private housing firm.
And already a score of lettings have been secured ahead of the apartment block’s official opening before the end of the year.
Richard Ingham, partner at Genr8, said: “This is a very exciting announcement, and the fact that Clayworks has continued with such strong lettings during the lockdown period is testament to the quality of the scheme.
“Bringing people into the city centre is now more important than ever and Clayworks and the wider Smithfield scheme will play a key role in helping to power the city back up after what has been a very tough time.
“Works continue on site, and we’re very much looking forward to welcoming the first residents into their new homes.”
Clayworks will boast 43 studio apartments, 44 one-bedroom apartments and 64-two bed apartments. It will feature co-working spaces with superfast wifi, a communal residents lounge, a rooftop garden with BBQ facilities and an on-site services manager.
Councillor Abi Brown, leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Fortior Board chair, said: “The city centre living option provided by Clayworks is a real first for Stoke-on-Trent and it’s encouraging to see this level of uptake so far.
“The apartments are high-quality, modern and unlike anything else on the market in the city, so I’m not surprised almost half of them have already been snapped up.
“We’re all now looking forward to seeing the first wave of residents move in to their new homes very shortly, which will generate additional footfall in the area throughout the day and support nearby businesses, giving the city centre a timely economic boost.
“Clayworks is a real sign of investment and confidence in the city centre that will help kick-start further regeneration projects.”