Collection: Smithfield Works Meets Smithfield One

In this image, the historic Smithfield Works, with its iconic bottle oven, stands in the foreground as a symbol of Hanley's industrial past. Built in 1880, this pottery factory has since transitioned through various incarnations, including offices and restaurants, and is now a Grade II listed building. It stands as a proud echo of the area's industrial past. In the backdrop, the colourful, patterned facade of Smithfield One emerges, representing the contemporary chapter of the district's development. This image captures the architectural contrast that illustrates Hanley's continuous growth and adaptation. Smithfield, a name derived from the historical cattle market once located at the crossroads of Regent Road and Bethesda Street until the 1920s, continues to evolve, reflecting the resilience and innovation that characterize the locality.