Soaraway success

Soar Works...Knutton Road,Parson ....Resident Business Aspire Ltd
Soar Works...Knutton Road,Parson ....Resident Business Aspire Ltd
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A BUSINESS centre set up in a Sheffield neighbourhood at a cost of £4.7 million is more than half full already after opening only two months ago.

The SOAR Works Enterprise Centre, on Knutton Road, Parson Cross, provides 53 units for small firms and start-up businesses.

Just over 40 per cent of the 30,000 sq ft of space has been let already.

Among the new tenants is business advice company Tag Nucleus.

Operations director Gary Chamberlain said: “One of the great things about the location is the broad range of businesses, charities, workshops, light industry and art space it attracts.

“There is always something going on, someone to talk to and somewhere to go. It has been great for our business and a move we are very glad we made. We can only highly recommend SOAR Works to anyone considering setting up a new business.”

Sarah Larssen, development manager at SOAR Works, which is run by the Southey and Owlerton Area Regeneration agency and was funded through government and European Union grants, said: “We have 53 units in total a range of office, light industrial and artist studios.

“We are just over 40 per cent full which is really good in the current climate and we’re still getting lots of enquiries.

“We’re also in discussions with Sheffield College’s trading arm to have a hairdressing salon on site where apprentices can learn about running a business.”