Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Former DWP building in Sutton to be transformed into office, retail, and creative space

As part of the £6.27m Future High Streets Fund that was secured by Ashfield District Council, the former DWP building on High Pavement, Sutton, will be transformed into a shared office, retail, and creative space.

Ashfield District Council purchased the building in September 2021 using the Future High Street Fund which was awarded to the Council in January 2021 to regenerate Sutton’s town centre.

This project will see the building converted into a mixed-use hub including a Maker Space shared facility and a business hub.

The ground floor Maker Space will be a community space with access to equipment for members to use, learn new skills, invent, and build whilst socialising and collaborating.

The business hub will contain small lettable units for new and existing businesses in the creative industries, with communal kitchen facilities, meeting space, and breakout areas.

The renovation work should be completed before the end of the year and artist impressions have now been revealed.

Cllr Matthew Relf, lead executive member for regeneration and corporate transformation, said: “The artist impressions are an exciting step in the development of this project, which will give new purpose and energy to this prominent building in Sutton. Housing the new Makerspace and business hub it will be an incredible asset to residents of Sutton and the rest of the District.

“The business hub will allow new creative industries to flourish in a purpose-built space. The Makerspace will provide a fantastic space that gives people the opportunity to gain valuable new skills and enjoy the pleasure of making things. This is just one of the many exciting projects that we are developing through the Future High Street and Towns Fund worth over £70m.”

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