Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of world-renowned Burleigh, has won a national award for building conservation excellence and been shortlisted for two more prestigious prizes.
The Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award is given to schemes that demonstrate the highest standards of historic building conservation as well as improve the quality of life for local communities.
Middleport Pottery, one of the UK’s oldest continuously-operating potteries, is one of 91 national and international winners that stand to receive either an award or a commendation at a ceremony next month.
The award application was jointly drawn up by PRT and architect firm Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS), which was appointed by PRT to carry out the restoration work.
PRT’s flagship project is also in the running for the 2014 Placemaking Awards, organised by built environment trade magazine Planning, in the best use of heritage in place-making category.
Middleport Pottery is further in the frame to win the RICS West Midlands Awards 2015 in three categories - building conservation, commercial and regeneration.
In June 2011, PRT stepped in to save the Victorian Pottery, in the Burslem area of the city, from closure and to ensure that Burleigh stayed in Stoke-on-Trent.