Ecommerce floor and wall tile retailer Tile Mountain has submitted plans to open a large warehouse, office and showroom facility in Tunstall.

The three-year-old online retailer says its planned 109,000sqft facility will create 70 jobs and represent a circa £10m investment in the area.

Its application would see the transformation of the former Johnson Tile Works and a move from Tile Mountain’s existing site at Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

Chairman Mo Iqbal said: "Since its inception, Tile Mountain has become the fastest-growing online tile company in the UK. We are thrilled that our rate of growth will continue to provide further jobs for local people. I was brought up in Tunstall and am delighted to be able to be back investing in the area."