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Steelite set to expand further

Ceramics giant Steelite International is expanding once more with more than 100 jobs set to be created in the latest project

Ceramics giant Steelite International is expanding with more than 100 jobs set to be created in the latest project, according to the Stoke Sentinel.

Bosses at the Middleport-based company will give a nod to the city's industrial past by styling the site's new addition as a 'traditional pottery manufacturer's building'.

The company has been given the go-ahead by planners to press on with the new finishing and packing facility as the company looks to meet demand for its popular range of products.

Designs have revealed that the new building – due to create around 112 jobs – will be based off Shirley Street on land previously occupied by dozens of homes that were cleared in 2011 as part of a regeneration scheme.

But architects will be looking to create a facility in keeping with the area's pottery past. Members of the Trent and Mersey Canal Society had previously contacted Stoke-on-Trent City Council to highlight the proximity of the new building with listed structures on the waterway.

A report from designers says although the site in question sits outside the Middleport Conservation Area, the facility will have a traditional look and be 'in-keeping and sympathetic'.



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