Touted originally as Stoke-on-Trent's flagship development, the Waterside complex in southern Hanley's 'Canal Quarter' could never have lived up to its billing - though maybe it will one day.
Before the RENEW regeneration project closed, it was seen as one of its top achievements.
To be honest, it replaced a lot of rather ugly industrial buildings, and people do seem to be buying properties there (what is it about living by water?)... so at least it's a form of progress. And the buildings are comfortable to live in.
Odd to think though that it is the very heritage of the 200 year-old Caldon Canal that drew these modern developers to this site.