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Middleport Pottery scoops national award for place-making

Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of world-renowned Burleigh ware, has won another national award – its second in under a month.

The Pottery beat off fierce competition from major redevelopment projects across the country, including the revived King’s Cross Station in London, to win a prestigious Placemaking Award for the best use of heritage in place-making.   

The Placemaking Awards, organised by built environment trade magazine Planning, aim to recognise projects and organisations that make places better, covering regeneration, planning, economic development and urban design.

The awards judges praised the scheme for “[safeguarding] employment and creative uses of the heritage buildings to great effect”.

The victory comes just weeks after Middleport Pottery’s won a Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award for building conservation excellence.

The Placemaking Awards were held at The Royal Institution in central London last night.

As well as King’s Cross, the Pottery was also up against the new King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester and St Paul's Gardens in the City of London (the City of London Corporation.

PRT’s flagship project is also in the running for three more regional and national awards. 

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Middleport Pottery Placemaking Awards press release