Case study

Wedgwood

Having overseen the redevelopment of a brownfield site to accommodate housing and transformed the existing site with modern offices and factory/museum, Mayer Brown is now working with the client to develop the site further, with the addition of a narrowboat marina.

Transport Planning
Infrastructure Design
Environmental Assessment

Details

Project

Mayer Brown acted as consultant in the redevelopment of an existing factory complex and residential development at Wedgwood in Stoke-on-Trent. The plan was to build a new factory/museum to showcase 250 years of design and production alongside Josiah Wedgwood’s influence on society and industry.

The museum was opened successfully in 2016, with the housing under construction. It is now proposed that a marina be built on the Wedgwood site.

Challenge

Mayer Brown is now part of the team working on the new marina development, which will be situated on a part of the Wedgwood site that has remained undeveloped since first edition maps (1879). The marina will cater for both visitors and long-term residents, with the capacity to accommodate 139 narrow boats, including a disabled berth and a service berth. The site will also provide a car park, picnic & amenity area, staff parking, fuel pump, refuse store and biodisk.

Result

The museum/factory on the site is proving hugely successful and a planning application for the marina has been prepared and submitted.

 


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