Architects unite to help regenerate Middleport

Architect Carl Croft is urging residents to get involved as planning get underway to regenerate Middleport. 

Middleport played a major part in the growth of the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent but has seen many residents move away in recent years as old homes fell into disrepair. 

Now a Community Design Festival is to be held with local people being challenged to get involved with self build schemes and the overall regeneration of Middleport. 

Carl Croft, of Croft Architecture, will be among architects working with residents at the festival on Friday and Saturday (22 and 23 March) during the event at St Paul’s Church, Middleport. 

“We are looking for as many people as possible to come along and to come forward with ideas for the regeneration of Middleport. 

“I am delighted to be asked to help with the facilitation of community workshops for local residents,” said Carl who lives in Meir Heath and runs Stafford based practice Croft Architecture. 

The Middleport Community Design Festival is a joint initiative between the Burslem and Middleport Local Forum and Urban Vision North Staffordshire and involves a range of organisations including RIBA North Staffs, Midland Heart, the Design Council and CABE. 

Representatives from Stoke-on-Trent City Council will also play a key part in the event. 

Along with workshops and talks on the theme of eco friendly urban regeneration, there will be a pop-up festival; village featuring stalls and craft activities. 

The event will run from 9.30am to 4pm each day and all are welcome to attend. 


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Notes to Editors: 

Based at Staffordshire Technology Park, Beaconside, Stafford, Croft Architecture was set up by Carl Croft of Meir Heath in 2009. Croft Architecture has been commissioned for project both in the private and public sector 

A RIBA chartered practice, Croft Architecture has undertaken a diverse range of projects but has a foundation in the Education, Health, Care and Residential sectors. Other projects have included new Church projects, listed building work and commercial.

Services offered include Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban place making.

Carl Croft has been a Chartered RIBA Architect since 2004 and has had experience at a number of local practices before establishing Croft Architecture.

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