During my time in Sheffield I saw a lot of new spaces which have been created in just the last couple of years year. The empty buildings are where there is space to create. It’s where the start up businesses try out, where the broke bands practice, where people can do things differently. As well as going it alone and finding a building there are several projects in Sheffield to share space and facilitate others to create.
Regather trading co-operative offers rooms and a kitchen to small groups and businesses to help strengthen a local economy. They run a vege box scheme and support the Sheffield Organic Growers. I met Johnny in the kitchen working on his delicious Savvy Spreads.
In the centre of town it seems it would be difficult to find space to operate but Union St is to be a co-working space for work and collaboration without high entry costs.
Hagglers Corner provides small spaces for different businesses, from picture framing to yoga, sewing to journalism.