This exciting and challenging project was to regenerate and restore the famous Grade 2* Wedgwood Institute in Burslem, Staffordshire for the Prince’s Regeneration Trust.
The Wedgwood Institute was built in 1865 as a place to run courses for the working men of Burslem on science, business and the arts. It was built in memory of Josiah Wedgewood, the 18th century potter and philanthropist and has deep-rooted community significance, as its construction was funded entirely by the public.
The Institute’s architectural significance lies in its decorative façade of elaborate brickwork and rich terracotta decoration. There are moulded figures showing the months of the year and the processes of pottery making, and also mosaics, friezes and a life-size sculpture of Josiah Wedgwood.
Greenwoods provided Quantity Surveying services to the Trust, for the project which restored the existing building, and provided a new build extension, to provide incubator and innovation units for small businesses.
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust