This is the latest centre under new management following the news that previous owner, Intu fell into administration.

The property company MAPP are the new owners of the centre with specialist investment managers APAM assuming asset management responsibilities. MAPP Chief Executive, Nigel Mapp and APAM Executive Director, Simon Cooke issued a joint statement: “We are very much looking forward to working with the outstanding onsite team at the Potteries Centre to reposition the centre not just for retail but as a cultural centre and community hub that will make Stoke on Trent proud.”

Amy Whittaker, General Manager for The Potteries Centre, added: “This is a really exciting time for the centre. We have always prided ourselves on creating a complete day-out experience for all our visitors and this transition means we can carry on doing just that.”

The shopping centre will continue to be known as Intu Potteries until later this year, when it will undergo a rebrand and is expected to become The Potteries Centre. The rebrand will include a new logo, external signage and website.