Potteries Shopping Centre

The Potteries Shopping Centre is an indoor shopping centre in Hanley, Stoke on Trent. It is the major indoor shopping centre in the city. The town of Hanley is generally regarded as the commercial city centre of Stoke-on-Trent.

Current plans are to give the Centre a multi-million pound expansion.

The current shopping centre

The centre has 561,000 sq ft (52,100 m2) of retail space with 87 units including a Debenhams anchor store, (formerly Lewis's) and major stores for Next, New Look, Monsoon, Gap, HMV, Game, River Island, H. Samuel, La Senza, Disney store and Primark. Other facilities include a 1,240 space car park and a 37,000 sq ft (3,400 m2) market hall.

Some 750,000 people live within a 30 minute drive of the centre, which opened in 1988 and attracts visitors mainly from North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.


Prior to the shopping centre, The Old Recreation Ground was located on the site, home ground of Port Vale between 1913 and 1950. Following the decision by the city council to construct the shopping centre on what was council land the team moved to its current home at Vale Park.


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