Client : The Princes Regeneration Trust | Location : Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent | Value : £85k
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust raised the funds to acquire Middleport Pottery and save production, jobs and preserve the buildings and its archive in 2009. The comprehensive scheme of conservation repair and refurbishment works to the site were completed in 2014. The former Packing House building benefited from external fabric repairs during the refurbishment, but internally the finish was left mostly unaltered. The internal alterations to the Packing House to create The Prince of Wales Studios which includes a gallery and flexible artist workspace over two floors required a careful and considered approach through material choice, design and attention to detail. A modern interpretation of surviving relics found throughout the pottery was used as inspiration for the design.