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Hundreds express interest in new Stoke homes as development is launched

11th May 2017 Print

More than 450 people have registered their interest in a new housing development in Stoke-on-Trent which will provide just 130 homes.

Persimmon Homes West Midlands has opened its marketing suite at Mintons Wood, on the site of the former Dyson Industries factory, in Shelton New Road. A four-bedroom Kendal showhome is due to open in the summer, with the first occupiers due to move in late summer.

Stephen Cleveley, sales director for Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said: “There has been tremendous interest in this development, with hundreds of people registering online asking to be kept up to date.

“It shows that there is a high demand in Stoke for new homes that suit a modern way of life. At this early stage, people will be able to buy off-plan, which means they will have the pick of the plots and will also have more choice on their fixtures and fittings.”

Earlier in the year, Persimmon Homes West Midlands launched a county-wide search to find employees who worked at the former ceramics factory in the 1980s after commemorative tiles were found on the site.

They carry the words Harts Hill on them and the image of a hand. However, on the back, there are white discs which have been signed by the people who were working there around 30 years ago. One says P Beech Dec 17th 1986 To All The Bricklayers while another is signed Dec 1986 D F Cotterill.

The search continues to find bricklayer Phil Beech, who is believed to still live in the Stoke area and is a Port Vale fan.

Stephen added: “Ideally, we would like the gentlemen to come to our development in the summer and relay the brick and tile so that we can keep an important link with the past.”

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