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Exporting expertise: Toby Hyam, left and Paul Taylor
Exporting expertise: Toby Hyam, left and Paul Taylor
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Creative Space Management is planning to apply the lessons it has learnt from running hi-tech developments in the Sheffield City Region to historic buildings in Moscow.

The company, which manages Electric Works on Sheffield’s Digital Campus and the Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre at Catcliffe, has been called in to help Moscow’s Cultural Heritage Department to identify suitable uses for two of its oldest buildings, the 17th century White Chambers and Red Chambers.

The contract is Creative Space Management’s first international deal and part of an ongoing partnership which will see the firm advise on a number of mixed use property schemes in Moscow over the coming months.

Toby Hyam, from Creative Space Management, said: “It’s fantastic to export our knowledge and experience to an international market and this is a really interesting project to work on given its historical significance.

“The UK is a world-leader in the regeneration of industrial areas and we have first-hand experience of working on schemes that are relevant to the White Chambers and Red Chambers; they offer great potential in an ideal location but have fallen by the wayside, as industries have come and gone, and need to be brought into the 21st century.”