Hello and welcome! Here is a brief summary of what we've been up to and upcoming projects.
We've set up Sheffield Community Land Trust group, which has now incorporated as a Community Benefit Society, and we are continuing to support the group as they explore feasibility studies around the retrofit and re-use of empty buildings in the centre of Sheffield. We've received funding to support the set up of a number of open workshops and focus groups to build membership, as well as helping them secure feasibility funding from the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.
Current projects involve feasibility studies for a foodhub in Gleadless for Regather that utilises existing structures on the estate and collaborations with the University of Sheffield on the use of algae in buildings.We've recently completed a learning programme around design with Museums Sheffield and three local secondary schools. and our small project linked to Perrott's Folly in Birmingham is currently on site.
In the past couple of months we've also made it to the final three practices shortlisted for interview for works to redevelop the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, and develop a proposal for the Festival of Making in Blackburn & Darwen.