'The Crafty Lion' Church Street, Stoke on Trent
In addition, the restoration of the damaged feature ‘Lions’, which have historical links to the original occupation by ‘Lion’s Furniture Store’, were clearly a significant consideration both in terms of restoration and heritage.
The ‘Lions’ are made from salt glazed terracotta which has posed quite a challenge in terms of the required repairs; some of the damage is so significant that a sculptor has been appointed to construct a ‘cast’ from which replacements can be crafted and fired. This work will be completed within the next 3 to 4 months.
Following completion of the restoration works, the next phase of the scheme to deliver the residential units will commence in September this year.