Goods Yard was the driving force behind the highly successful Goods Yard Fest, that the developers of the £60m Build to Rent scheme Capital&Centric hosted this Easter Sunday.
Thousands arrived at the event on Glebe Street and enjoyed what the day had to offer, including a variety of live local musicians, Back Chat Brass band, street performers and street food vendors.
The free festival aimed to draw local attention to the Stoke-on-Trent development, that is partly backed by Levelling Up funding.
“The people of Stoke-on-Trent did not disappoint, they came down in their droves and packed out the street for Goods Yard Fest. There was such a great vibe throughout the day, and it was exactly what we wanted – a really feel good, colourful event that brought people together. Goods Yard will be an inclusive community, a melting pot where people live, work, shop and hang out. There’ll be green outdoor spaces that’ll be perfect for these creative events, whether its makers markets, live music or public art exhibitions. Goods Yard Fest was all about showing how there’s a real hunger for that kind of offer in Stoke-on-Trent. It was a one-off pop-up on Glebe Street, but we can’t wait to get people into the neighbourhood when it’s ready for the real thing.”Tom Wilmot, Joint Managing Director, Capital&Centric
Families in attendance had fun trying out the pop-up crazy golf in the Goods Yard Signal Box, where the popular pop-up mini cinema was previously held for charity film nights that Capital&Centric also organised.
Local talent could also be found at the event. Artist Andrew Wolfenden created street art from scratch, with visitors able to watch his live progress on the bold new piece.
When complete, the Goods Yard Build to Rent development which is currently under construction will feature design-led apartments, alongside workplaces, bars, cafes, restaurants and green public spaces.