Butters John Bee

Tel: 01782 212201

Email: commercial@bjbmail.com

Suite 1 Albion House,
No.2 Etruria Office Village,
Forge Lane,
Festival Park

Church Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Per annum Per annum £3,585


A Second floor workshop unit forming part of The Spode development in Stoke-on-Trent offering excellent business potential.

Driving Distances

Manchester Airport: 37 miles
Birmingham Airport: 57 miles
Stoke Railway Station: 0.6 miles
Staffordshire University: 0.5 miles

Railway Times

London Euston: 84 mins
Birmingham New St: 48 mins
Manchester Piccadilly: 40 mins


The property is prominently located on Church Street within Stoke Town centre, fronting the town centres' one way system and close to the intersection with Liverpool Road and A52 Hartshill Road. The A500 'D' is within 0.4 miles and Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station is 0.6 miles.

The city's main rail station is located on the West Coast Main Line, providing regular and rapid connections to London Euston (from 1 hour 24 minutes), Birmingham New Street (from 48 minutes) and Manchester Piccadilly (from 40 minutes).
Junction 15 of the M6 motorway is situated approximately 3.7 miles. Junction 16 of the M6 is situated approximately 9 miles and the A50 linking Derby and the M1 is approximately 1.6 miles.

Site uses

The plan shows the proposed uses on the site, which assumes that the buildings identified for demolition have already been removed. This details the other components of the creative village offer.

The Artists Studios were the first phase of development and were completed in September 2016. This involved the creation of 43 Artists studios in a range of sizes on the first floor of the China Hall in a joint-venture with the Association for Cultural Advancement through the Visual Arts (ACAVA) and the Arts Council. Nearly all the studios are now occupied.


Also as part of the first phase of development is the refurbishment of buildings adjoining the Meadows to create 22 student flats, which will operate as a pop up hotel outside term time: the ground floor of this building will comprise offices and a restaurant/wedding venue. This work is currently underway and will be completed by September 2018

The refurbishment of listed buildings on Church Street is the second phase of development at Spode works, and these premises ideally suited to companies wishing to locate next to the Spode works Creative Village.


Repair and conversion works around part of the historic Church Street courtyard were completed in March 2017 to create 8 retail / office / studio units totalling 710 m2 , which are now being marketed. Subsequent phases will involve the creation of a further nine lettable units.

Second Floor Workshop Unit -124 Church Street

111 sq m (1,195 sq ft)
Rent: £3,585 per annum plus VAT.

The workshop offers excellent space with exposed metal beams and electrical open/close skylight, which also automatically closes if it rains. There are kitchenette and w.c's within the studio.

Unit Fit Out

All electrical fit outs will be for the ingoing Tenant to carry out subject to approval from the client. It will also be for the Tenant to arrange telephone connections with their chosen provider to the junction box.

Car Parking

Car parking is currently available on site on a pay and display basis. Alternative public pay and display parking is available within the area including Kingsway which is less than 0.1 mile.


Mains electric and water services are available subject to any reconnection which may be necessary.


Bjb recommend that potential occupiers make their own enquiries to the local authority in order to satisfy themselves that their proposed use is authorised in planning terms.


Available on an effective new internal repairing and insuring Lease plus service charge for upkeep and maintenance of common areas for a term to be agreed. The preferred Lease term will be for a minimum term of 3 years.

Proof of Identity

To comply with Money Laundering Regulations, on acceptance of an offer for purchase or letting, the buyer or prospective tenant will be required to provide identification to Butters John Bee. Where a property is due to go to auction, all bidders will be required to register prior to auction.

Service Charge & Building Insurance

Each unit will be subject to a service charge estimated at £1.75 sq ft plus VAT to cover site security, CCTV, cleaning of external common areas, waste removal, repair and maintenance to common areas of the site, cleaning of toilets and common parts to Church Street units, external maintenance of Church Street building, maintaining health and safety records, management fee and any other shared services.

Building insurance will be recharged to the Tenant.

Business Rates

To be assessed. The Small Business Rate Relief will increase to 100% for businesses with a rateable value of up to £12,000 and a tapered relief for rateable values between £12,000 and £15,000. Interested parties should make their own enquiries with Stoke-on-Trent City Council in respect of the level of business rates payable.

Legal Costs

The ingoing tenant is responsible for the landlord's legal costs in connection with the preparation of the lease at a cost of £650 plus VAT.


Strictly by appointment via bjb commercial, Suite 1, Albion House, No.2 Etruria Office Village, Forge Lane, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5RQ
Telephone 01782 212201. Opening hours are 9.00-5.30pm, Monday to Friday.


All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT if applicable. Butters John Bee recommends potential purchasers/occupiers seek independent advice with regard to VAT and property.

As the Sellers agent, we are not Surveyors or Conveyancing experts and as such we cannot and do not comment on the condition of the property or other issues relating to title or other legal issues that may affect this property, unless we have been made aware of such matters. Interested parties should employ their own professionals to make such enquiries before making any transactional decisions. We have not carried out a structural survey and the services, appliances and specific fittings have not been tested. All photographs, measurements, floor plans and distances referred to are given as a guide only and should not be relied upon for the purchase of carpets or any other fixtures or fittings. Lease details, service charges and ground rent (where applicable) and council tax are given as a guide only and should be checked and confirmed by your solicitor prior to exchange of contracts. The copyright of all details, photographs and floorplans remain the possession of bjb.

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