Big names to run food hall in tech hub

A giant tech hub set to open in Sheffield has announced a deal for a food hall run by three of the city's best known names in catering.

Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:16 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:45 pm
Nick Morgan of Kollider, John Mothershole, chief executive of Sheffield City Council and Guy Illingworth of building owner U+I.

Peddler, Tamper coffee and Depot Bakery are teaming up to take over the upper ground floor in Castle House, the old Co-op department store on Angel Street.

The space will become home to street-food inspired food vendors, curated by Peddler, a bakery and a coffee shop.

It is the latest deal announced by Kollider Projects which won the contract to revamp and reopen the building. Barclays is taking an entire floor to open an Eagle Lab incubator and the BGI, the national video games agency, will relocate from Nottingham.

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Ben Smith of Peddler said the food hall would be a place for ‘emerging food brands’ to take risks, try out new ideas and build a business.

He added: “The opportunity to be involved in curating a collective food offer, in such an iconic building is extremely exciting for us and we are cannot wait to open the doors.”

The hall will also include a bar, an area for private dining and an event space.

Jonathan Perry of Tamper said: “I feel that Sheffield has missed out on some of the great food experiences available in other cities both here in the UK and overseas.

“Kollider Social is an opportunity to redress this.”

Coun Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business, said: “Tamper Coffee, Peddler and the Depot are three of Sheffield’s biggest success stories of recent years and are all a super addition to the rapidly-developing plans for Castle House.

“They play a big part in the creative industries and they have fashioned a reputation that appeals to the start-up, switched-on ethos we are trying to establish at the new Kollider facility.”

The hub will have workspace for small firms and could eventually house 1,100 workers.

Nick Morgan of Kollider Projects said: “The project will bring a landmark building back into use, in line with its provenance as a place for everyone in the community, a place to work and play, a place to connect and network around great food and drink.”