A FORMER Little Mesters’ factory in Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter has become the new headquarters for website publisher The Science Registry.
The Grade II listed, 19th century, former cutlery factory, known as Sellers Wheel, has been refurbished by developers City Estates and 2,400 sq ft of office space on the upper level of the Arundel Street building has been let to The Science Registry by property consultants Knight Frank.
Knight Frank Partner Tim Bottrill said: “This is a very pleasing refurbishment which has seen a building traditionally associated with Sheffield’s industrial heritage become the base for a business at the forefront of one of the city’s growth sectors - creative and digital.
“It is a great example of how development of a commercial property can combine Sheffield’s history with a modern day use and purpose.”
The Science Registry’s websites director, Andy Holliday, added: “We were attracted by the character of the building – the refurbishment has kept all of its great historical features and we like the fact that it mixes the old with the new.
“Given the nature of our business, it is ideal to have the Hallam University campus nearby, and the adjacent student accommodation, shops and cafes means it’s an excellent location for our offices.”
The Science Registry specialises in developing websites that help students to find postgraduate courses, university posts and opportunities for continuing professional development that match their skills.
Sellers Wheel has been redeveloped to create open plan office space on upper levels, with three retail or restaurant units at ground floor level, totalling 5,184 sq ft.