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Last Updated: Monday, 25 July, 2005, 15:24 GMT 16:24 UK
57.5m regeneration plan for city
A 57.5m regeneration project which could create up to 5,500 jobs in Stoke-on-Trent has been unveiled.

Plans include building a 26m business park for the Chatterley Valley coalfield site and a 10m development in the University Quarter.

A 9.5m development has also been earmarked for the site of Unity House, Hanley, which is due to be demolished.

The plans have been submitted to Advantage West Midlands which will fund the scheme.

Its chief executive John Edwards said: "The key projects presented to the agency on Monday for appraisal reinforce the vision that Stoke-on-Trent is on the up and on the road to a prosperous economy."

New offices, apartments, restaurants and hotel sites are all included in the plans.

Project managers also hope to construct a new building for Newcastle College on a different site so it can expand its facilities, and to develop a 1m Wedgwood Museum.

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