Live Works opens its doors at new premises

Live Works - 108 the MoorWe are pleased to launch the brand new home for Live Works – the Sheffield School of Architecture’s urban room in Sheffield City Centre.

Live Works engages local people in debate about the past, present and future of the city, and supports community-led regeneration of the city’s buildings, streets and neighbourhoods. We run public events and exhibitions, collaborate with local partners on socially-engaged projects, and undertake research projects that tackle local issues at a national and international level.

The new premises at 108 The Moor were renovated under the ReNew Sheffield programme in partnership with Sheffield BID and were launched at an event on Thursday 12th April.

ReNew Sheffield is chaired by The University of Sheffield’s Professor Vanessa Toulmin in a collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, the Council and a number of city partners. It exists to encourage growth in meanwhile uses, pop-ups, temporary and entrepreneurial start-ups in Sheffield City Centre so that they can improve the vibrancy of areas in transition and help businesses to grow.

Sheffield BID delivers projects that add value to the existing offer across all business sectors, supporting economic growth for a diverse range of sectors across retail, corporate, leisure and culture, education and public services.

Through these schemes, the old Post Office at 108 The Moor has been brought back to life in partnership with the Council and local entrepreneurs, giving the School a fantastic opportunity to re-launch Live Works.

The Live Works team are working alongside Aalfy at the new premises. Aalfy run the Learn, Create, Sell programme which promotes fun and creative learning experiences to help with career and personal development for people no longer in full time employment.

Live Works - RIBA President's Medals ExhibitionCarolyn Butterworth, Director of Live Works, said “We are very excited to launch Live Works in its new home of 108 The Moor. We now have a large, easily accessible space where we can invite local people and our city partners to collaborate with our students and staff on creative visions for the future of sites in Sheffield and beyond. We will be teaching in the space, running participatory events and showcasing to the city the fantastic work of our students.” 

The first event held at the new premises is the RIBA President’s Medals Exhibition which launched on Friday 20 April and will be on display until 4th May.