Stoke-on-Trent - photo of the week
Sixth Form College, junction of Leek Road, Station Road and Glebe Street
- the changing face of Winton Fields
the view along Glebe Street in 1968
to the left is the original Roebuck pub, to the right is Station Road
- the tower of St. Peter's church is one of the features that can be seen in all three photos.
photo: Ken & Joan Davis
the same view 40 years later in 2008
The original Roebuck was demolished for road widening
the yellow painted building on the left is the replacement
frontage of the Sixth Form College on Leek Road
opened in September 2010 - designed by architcts Broadway Malyen, said to cost £24m
The project is phase one of
the University Quarter, a major education-led regeneration programme for the
It includes this new campus built on a 10,000m2 site, alongside a new Staffordshire University science centre.
the entrance to the main reception
college was established in 1970 on Victoria Road, Fenton,
Stoke-on-Trent; making it the first purpose-built sixth form college
in the country. Next to it was the Fenton Manor Sports Complex.
Originally build with a capacity of 700 students, it eventually came
to teach more than double that that figure.
The idea of a 'University Quarter' in the City was first announced in 2004, and was developed for the next few years.
In late 2008 planning
permission was given for the college to build a new campus on Leek
Road, as part of a £1.5 billion regeneration project in North
the statue 'a man can't fly' - in 2001
the same view of the statue in November 2010