A £6m creative industries centre has opened on Dakeyne Street in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, with Dance4 and Confetti announced as the two major anchor tenants, after Nottingham City Council’s renovation of a former Victorian hosiery factory in Sneinton.
The building as a whole, called Space 2, first launched on 3 May 2016.
The building is an extension to Nottingham's Creative Quarter. Nottingham has a growing reputation as a home for creative and digital companies, with over 650 new jobs created across the flagship Creative Quarter project since it started.
History of Space 2
Home to the Wilson & Sons factory (manufacturers of the ‘matron’ brand of hosiery) at the turn of the century, bombed in World War2, & previously occupied by Moot Gallery and Backlit, as well as a host of textiles companies in the 80s and 90s and even a kung fu school!
Click here to listen to an interview with hosiery factory worker Janet Bramely.
Nottingham City Council and Wates have brought an amazing transformation of this beautiful building, and now it is heading towards a glorious future – a centre for creation, learning, and production. This is game-changing for St Anns ward and a testament to the bold visionary leadership of Jon Collins that this project has come to fruition. It will be wonderful to see it bursting with life again.
The Confetti Media Group is a family of businesses, owned by Nottingham Trent University that includes the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies and Notts TV. Being a key partner in the new Dakeyne Street development has enabled Confetti to design and install two state of the art working television studios –with studio lighting and tiered seating, a video editing suite and a screening room. The TV facilities will increase Notts TV’s capacity for more programming, introducing shows filmed in front of a live audience, as well as generating valuable broadcast and industry experiences for students on Confetti’s TV and Film courses.
Craig Chettle, Chief Executive Confetti Media Group and Chair Creative Quarter
“The Dakeyne Street development is a fantastic new multi-purpose space that we are excited about being a part of. It will open up Notts TV programming to audiences and students – allowing them to witness first-hand the workings of a TV studio and will also create opportunities for training and commercial usage. It will be a flagship centre for the city and an exciting addition to the city’s expanding Creative Quarter”.
Why not join this creative hub? There are still some opportunities for creative enterprises to join us at Space
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Take a look at these news stories from the launch event on 3 May 2016:
The Creative Catalyst (Dakeyne Street) project is part financed by the East Midlands European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs.