Initial analysis of the feedback from the Unity Walk Public Exhibition – which was held from 08 – 10 September – found that 98% of people are in favour of the development.
Over 300 people attended the exhibition to find out more about Unity Walk; discuss the plans directly with the development team; and give feedback on the proposals. For anyone who was unable to attend, the consultation period continues online until Sunday (25 September 2016) with information and an online feedback form available at www.unitywalk.co.uk.
Unity Walk would be anchored by a 50,000 sq ft M&S, 26,000 sq ft Next alongside a multi-screen cinema, a 90 bedroom hotel and over 600 car park spaces.
Duncan Mathieson, Managing Director of Realis Estates said: “The public’s response to our plans was fantastic. To have such overwhelming support for our proposals really does show us that the scheme we have brought forward is the right one for the city of Stoke-on-Trent.”
Realis Estates also attended retail property conference, Revo (formerly BCSC), last week (13 – 15 September) and met with a host of retail and leisure operators all of whom are keen to take space at Unity Walk.
Mathieson continued “The interest we have received from operators has been fabulous and we are working hard to secure additional lettings – especially operators that don’t currently have a presence in the city centre. We are also attending another property event, Completely Retail, later this month (September) to progress discussions further and we hope to announce some new names in due course.”