With 56 new businesses soon to make Steel Yard their new home in late October, Exposed went down to the site to find out what the latest chapter in Sheffield’s urban regeneration project has to offer.
The development on Bardwell road will consist of 56 independent businesses housed in stacked shipping containers around a central open space. And if you think this all sounds very familiar, then you’d be right. MyContainer, the company behind the plans, have already opened one container-based development, Krynkl, in Shalesmoor back in 2016. But Steel Yard is hoping to offer something new and much needed in the area.
“The people of Sheffield deserve something different,” Martin McGrail, Managing Director at MyContainer told Exposed. “As well as generating start-ups, Steel Yard will provide services to support the community.”
So along with a bistro, yoga studios and a tattoo parlour, you can expect the kind of useful services that could transform the area from cool evening spot to a place where people can live and work.
“Kelham Island is saturated with accommodation and we don’t want to fill it with bars and restaurants because that’s what Kelham Island already has,” says Martin. “We’re getting childcare providers to support the community and we’ve been talking to a dental care place. We want it to be a destination but also to provide services for people because there isn’t enough infrastructure in Kelham Island.”
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