Capital&Centric release first look at Goods Yard BTR façade

Capital&Centric reveal a first glimpse at what the newest Goods Yard building on the Stoke-on-Trent skyline will look like.

The new facade at Capital&Centric's Goods Yard | Capital&Centric | BTR News
The new facade at Capital&Centric's Goods Yard.

Social impact developers Capital&Centric reveal a first glimpse at what the newest Goods Yard Build to Rent building on the Stoke-on-Trent skyline will look like. The first façade panels have been installed on the 174 design-led rental apartment scheme.

Inspired by the industrial heritage of Stoke-on-Trent, the façade panels are in a rich terracotta clay. The striking curved panels span two floors of the building at ground level – and are made offsite at a specialist factory in the Midlands from precast concrete. Locals will start to see a big change on site over the coming weeks as they’re craned into place and secured piece by piece.

“People will have seen the towering concrete frame going up, but it’s exciting to give people a true first look at what the main building will look like when it’s done. The colour is striking, and the curved, corrugated pattern has been specifically designed so it’s a landmark that’s unique to Stoke-on-Trent. With the Goods Yard neighbourhood now really taking shape, we’ve got an exciting few months ahead. We’ll soon be revealing more details about the work and leisure spaces and starting our search for some amazing operators that will eventually call the neighbourhood home. It’s fantastic progress to see the building façade start to go up and the character of the residential building emerge. This finish will be highly distinctive and unique to Stoke-on-Trent as well as in keeping with our city’s great heritage.”

Tom Wilmot, Joint Managing Director (MD), Capital&Centric

The façade has been designed specifically for the Goods Yard Build to Rent development, with the details aimed at acknowledging the proud local history of craftsmanship.

It comes just weeks after a major construction milestone was reached on site, with the ten-storey apartment building topping out, hitting its highest point at 34m when Capital&Centric and Stoke-on-Trent City Council marked a year since construction began. All works at Goods Yard are on course to be completed by early 2025.

“This is set to be a stand-out development in Stoke providing quality accommodation that residents can be proud of. This will complement plans for thriving leisure spaces and workspaces as well as providing new jobs; all bringing a real boost to the area.”

Councillor Chris Robinson, Cabinet Member for Housing, Regeneration and Planning, Stoke-on-Trent City Council

It’s planned for the district to be sustainable too, with work to connect Goods Yard to the local, low carbon District Heat Network also completed this summer.