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Electric Works is one of Sheffield’s most sought after contemporary workspaces for high growth creative, technology, digital and media businesses, located in the heart of the city centre. They offer vibrant and varied serviced and mixed-use work and events spaces, catering for the vast needs of businesses, co-workers and event organisers in the city. They have recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and have been home to a multitude of local and international businesses over the past decade; supercharging Sheffield’s digital and creative economy, by supporting home-grown talent, attracting inward investment, connecting and spinning out growing firms.
Sheffield’s famous ‘big village’ welcoming atmosphere and reputation as a city of creative makers is reflected inside the building. An informal and fun, yet professional atmosphere is created with little extras you won’t find in most places of work; firstly due to the welcoming building management team but also by the huge helter-skelter slide in reception (well worth a spin), pop up sandwich shop, lunch time yoga classes, feature of local artwork, and varied networking events. Being part of a community of like-minded businesses breeds creativity and collaboration at every level.
When speaking to clients at Electric Works, it becomes clear why Sheffield and specifically Electric Works has been such a popular destination for growing SME’s. Colorful and well thought out flexible co-working and private office spaces feature interesting Vitra furniture and design. This, combined with an unbeatable location and infrastructure, make it easy for small companies to grow. The building holds a platinum wired award for lightning internet speeds and topnotch customer service accreditations. As Jan Rogowski from animation studio Red Star explains, “The Nature of the building is modular and flexible. That combined with a supportive building team and a fun environment is perfect for our business…. Sheffield is economical to live in, houses are affordable, it has great connections and impressive green spaces which were a huge draw for us.” Other clients such as Darren Holmes Project Director for Digital Learning Creators City and Guilds Kineo praise the services and location of Electric Works. “Because the building is serviced, I don’t have to worry about anything; the cleaning, security and facilities management of the building is all taken care of. Also one of the best things for us is the proximity to the train station, we all travel by train when visiting clients.”
“Electric Works provides the ideal blend of security and confidentiality combined with friendly hospitality and brilliant infrastructure” Peter Sorsby, Mercia.
Electric Works also houses flexible events space which has played a big role in connecting and supporting city-wide groups and business specific agendas over the years. Publicly hirable meeting rooms and a large conference room seat 2 – 150 people with state-or the art facilities including interactive whiteboards, projectors, mood lighting and high-end audio equipment; all serviced by locally sourced caterers. “Your working environment impacts on how you do business, the amazing events spaces create a great impression on our client base” Jessica Thorpe, Marjolo.
Exciting change is afoot for Electric Works this year, with a new Centre Manager, Lee Clothier joining the team, and the planning of many exciting new projects and networking events underway; including a Sheffield themed VR experience for users of the 25-metre-long Helter-Skelter slide.
Jessica Wilson – July 2019