They say a picture paints a thousand words, but perhaps not everyone reads the same story.
Although we have been keeping a photographic record of the progress being made at The Glost House, it was seeing images taken by Trentham-based Clara Lou Photography that really brought home how far we have come. And that’s before we had added the final flourishes!
We approached the Phoenix Works with our idea of opening a new cafe just on the off-chance really. We’d missed out on another property elsewhere in Staffordshire and the development taking place at the Phoenix Works, at King Street, in Longton, intrigued us.
When we came to view the unit which has now launched as The Glost House, it wasn’t necessarily the property itself which continued to grab our attention. The Phoenix Works is a bit of a hidden gem. It has been part of the landscape for such a long time, but now it is home to a wide range of growing businesses.
And we are really proud to be among them.
The Glost House is able to make the most of some beautiful original features – everyone who has worked on the project or visited during the course of the fit-out has commented on the brick vaulted ceilings.
When we first viewed it, the space had last been used as a day care centre. There was a reception area, which might have been a throw back from its previous incarnation as an Indian restaurant, and a number of studded wall partitions.
We hope, through these shots, you can also see just how far we have come thanks in the most part to the sheer hard work and talent of North Staffordshire’s finest workforce.