Workstation 20th birthday celebrations

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Sheffield’s Workstation creative business centre is on the lookout for memories.

The building, which started out as a 1930s garage, was converted into office space for creative and digital companies in the 1990s and celebrates the 20th anniversary of that transformation this year.

As part of the birthday celebrations in July, the Workstation is seeking to document its history and has launched a hunt for people with any memories, anecdotes and images.

During recent years, the building has been used by the Human League, Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley’s old band The Longpigs in addition to being associated with Designers Republic, Warp Films, Sheffield Doc/Fest and the Last Laugh Comedy Club.

The Workstation currently houses more than 60 creative companies and a community of more than 400 designers, film makers, new media developers, architects, festival makers, marketers, publishers and social enterprise champions.

Anyone with memories of the Workstation should e-mail: