Following an extensive bidding process, Sheffield City Council has selected Sheffield Science Park Company (SSPCo), the company behind Sheffield Technology Parks, to breathe new life into a pivotal redevelopment project for the heart of Sheffield. 

Leah’s Yard, a former 19th Century mesters works and one of Sheffield’s most important heritage buildings, is set for an exciting new future in which we plan to both honour and celebrate its rich industrial heritage as part of the Heart of the City regeneration programme. The plan is to transform the building into a new destination for local independent retailers and businesses to offer a full mixed experience for visitors and users of the building. 

Once fully refurbished, the revitalised Leah’s Yard will feature a collection of high-quality local traders within ground floor studios, offering everything from furniture and clothes to artisan foods and ales, with unique spaces on upper floors to accommodate the best of Sheffield’s small businesses.

This marks a key development in our strategy as an organisation. Partnering with James O’Hara of the Rockingham Group (Gatsby, Public, Picture House, Tramlines), we will bring life back to Leah’s Yard and host regular public-facing events, makers markets and themed evenings appealing to a diverse range of audiences.

Tenants of Leah’s will have access to our range of support services to help develop and grow their business and we’ll provide active management of the space with accessible, supportive staff.

We’re stepping out and positioning ourselves to drive forward Sheffield’s growth through a careful blend of business support, placemaking and developing business communities

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