Stoke business centre plans approved

April 13, 2011 by  

Stoke-on-Trent could soon benefit from a boost to the local economy thanks to a new business district that has just had phase one of its plans granted planning permission.

The Central Business District will be a 1.2 million square feet centre for business and commerce in Stoke-on-Trent and could create around 4,000 new jobs for the area. Phase one of the development looks set to focus on the first 50,000 square feet of the project, and the developers, Genr8, say that this will bring a mix of retail, office, leisure and public space to the area.

The success of the centre will of course depend on successful completion of the project and the granting of planning permission for the subsequent phases of development, which are currently set to be finished in 2017.

Another factor that is key to the prosperity of the Central Business District is the type of business that is located there. Genr8 and Stoke-on-Trent City Council could benefit from holding open evenings or conferences where local business owners and those from further afield looking to relocate could meet, network and exchange digital business cards.

Stoke-on-Trent is like many other UK cities in the sense that it has struggled through the recent economic downturn and any events that could be held to boost the chances of a development, like the Central Business District, will only serve to help the economic recovery of the city. Digital business cards are a key tool for Stoke-on-Trent business owners that are looking to network with developers who could potentially offer a new home for their business and, with an opportunity like the Central Business District on the horizon, networking and the use of business card printing will be more important than ever.