First phase of housing development on site of former Bird in the Hand pub in Stoke-on-Trent nears completion

The first phase of a housing development on the site of the former Bird in the Hand pub in Stoke-on-Trent is nearing completion.

Artez is moving into the final stages of construction for the 12 three-bedroom family homes for Wish Developments.

The development will revitalise the site which has been derelict since the closure of the 1930s pub in 2011.

Mike Banton, managing director at Artez, said: “As a small residential development, The Walton Mews site is a great project for Artez. It offers high quality materials and fixtures – aimed at a discerning home buyer – including attractive stone heads and cills, and beautiful brickwork. The black window frames, doors and eaves details also make the properties stand out from competition in the area, yet remain sympathetic to the local style. Wish Developments has already managed a number of successful developments across Stoke, so we know the high standards we have to match at Walton Mews.”

Paul McGuiness, director at Wish Developments added: “Small developments like these – fewer than 20 homes – allow the whole delivery team, from developer through to the architect and construction contractors, to concentrate on providing good quality and highly individual houses quickly and efficiently.”

The development, which has created four jobs in the construction phase locally, is due for completion in January 2016.

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