Capital&Centric bring summer early with Goods Yard Fest

Build to Rent developer Capital&Centric are happy to announce Goods Yard Fest, a free family street party for local residents next month.

Goods Yard Fest by Capital&Centric will be held at Glebe Street on April 9 | BTR News
Goods Yard Fest by Capital&Centric will be held at Glebe Street on April 9.

The Stoke-on-Trent Build to Rent scheme Goods Yard will be the venue for the upcoming Goods Yard Fest; a free street party being held by the developer Capital&Centric.

Visitors of the one-day street festival will have access to live music acts alongside DJ sets, street artists and performers. There will also be food stalls, a bar, and a few extra surprises for party-goers spending the afternoon there to enjoy.

Coinciding with the long bank holiday, the festival aims to bring community spirit and family fun for the day.

Capital&Centric hope that with the event, excitement will be created in the area for the £60m Goods Yard Build to Rent development that is currently under construction and backed by Levelling Up funding. The scheme will contain 174 new design-led homes when complete.

CGI image of the Goods Yard development.

“When it’s done, Goods Yard will be a really lively neighbourhood with loads going on, whether that’s pop-up artist events and live music in the gardens; foodie meet-ups in the below ground warehouse; or community nights in the Signal Box bar and café. We wanted to fast-track some of that vision and give people a taste of what they can expect – bringing the Stoke-on-Trent communities together for a street party and fostering that eclectic, celebratory atmosphere. We want people to take an interest in the changing face of the town centre and to come and have a good time with friends and family when they do. We’re properly looking forward to it and hope residents head down to see us.”

Tom Wilmot, Joint Managing Director, Capital&Centric

Goods Yard Fest follows a recent event by Capital&Centric that celebrated the opening of the former Goods Yard Signal Box for a one-off pop-up mini cinema which held a duo of charity film nights earlier this month.

The former Goods Yard Signal Box as the pop-up mini cinema.

“Goods Yard is set to become a fabulous destination to enjoy, live and work at this key location between Stoke-on-Trent train station and the Trent and Mersey Canal. It’s important that we celebrate positive change and involve people in new developments as they take shape, as well as explore the local opportunities and benefits such investment can bring. Capital&Centric is the ideal developer to bring fresh ideas and creative events that help build excitement and give a taste of the Goods Yard vibe to come. This event is for families to enjoy over the holiday weekend and to celebrate this great city and its distinctive places old and new.”

Cllr Abi Brown, Leader, Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Entry to the festival works on a first come-first-served basis, as tickets aren’t required.

The free street party will be held on 9 April 2023 at Glebe Street (which will be closed that day for the festival) from 12pm to 6pm.