Moments from Stoke Station lies the central campus.
Staffordshire University was founded in 1914 as a polytechnic intistution, and was officially given University Status on 16 June 1992. Our University is famous for its forward-thinking approach, and has become a figurehead for its vocational and academic teaching, innovative grasp of industry, and student employability.
Although our campus continues to expand to create dynamic opportunities, we are proud of our heritage in the great city of Stoke-on-Trent. Steeped in the history of ceramic manufacture and production, industry in Stoke-on-Trent has been fuelled by Staffordshire University for over 100 years.
The Flaxman Building 1970 was designed by City Architect Thomas Lovatt and built by the City Works Department – the last public works assignment before competitive tendering opened up public restrictions to private enterprise.
Named for to Wedgwood’s famous modeller the classical artist, John Flaxman RA 1755-1826.
The Regional Film Theatre opened in College Road, on the premises of North Staffordshire Polytechnic now Staffordshire University in 1974.
The North Staffordshire Film Society moved there to screen films one evening a week, while the Film Theatre operated on three nights a week.
Across the way is the assertive slab tower of the 1950’s Mellor Building with its curvy cantilevered porch cover.
Currently Pozzoni are undertaking posed refurbishment.
Out back is the wavy roofed Dwight Building.
Over the road the new build of the Cadman Studios 2016 ABW Architects.
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The Flaxman building is always a favourite spot from the train back to Mcr.
Don’t know if you’ve ever come across this unrealised concept from the ultimate blue sky thinker, Cedric Price…higher education in North Staffs could have been a very different experience https://citymovement.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/cedric-prices-potteries-thinkbelt/
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I had seen the plan – and a fine plan it was too.
The other favourite spot at Stoke station, stuck way down the end of platform 2 and probably missed by most people…Vincent Woropay’s Hand With Chronos http://www.thepotteries.org/photo_wk/116.htm