ReNew Sheffield exists to encourage growth in meanwhile uses, pop-ups, temporary and entrepreneurial start-ups in Sheffield City Centre so that we can improve the vibrancy of areas in transition and help businesses to grow.

The ReNew Sheffield project has grown out of the activity and passion of a number of local bodies and individuals who have been working in this capacity for several years.

With a shared passion to pull together to make the argument for meanwhile use stronger and to make projects better connected ReNew was created. ReNew works by building relationships between landlords, space holders and potential space users.

ReNew is supported by Sheffield City Council, Sheffield BID, Wake Smith Solicitors, Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield.

ReNew is designed to give you a first port of call when looking to use a meanwhile space in Sheffield City Centre. ReNew have succeeded in drawing down funding for start-up meanwhile uses in Sheffield city centre.

Applications for February/March 2016 are now closed. We will update shortly on the next Renew funding round.

Funding is not the be all and end all of ReNew, we are also here to provide connections to useful people, advice on the major issues and guidance on getting started.

What we are not

ReNew is not a landlord or a property agency, we do not ‘own’ spaces. We collaborate with landlords, space holders and property agencies and build relationships that help space users get in touch with space holders and showcase the value of temporary, pop-up and meanwhile use in Sheffield.

There are a number of groups in Sheffield already promoting meanwhile and pop up uses in their own locations and ReNew serves to support and promote these organisations not to compete with them.

For now ReNew is limited to Sheffield City Centre with a view to extend the reach of the project outside of the city centre in future years.

ReNew and SEEDs

We are grateful for the funding support of the ERDF Interreg IV North Sea Region SEEDS project, managed by the South Yorkshire Forest Partnership. If you want to know more about how SEEDS and Renew Sheffield worked together you can read the project’s Final Report here www.seeds-project.com. You can also access the Transnational Charter for Re-use, signed and supported by 33 meanwhile use organisations drawn from across the EU.

Board of Directors

Professor Vanessa Toulmin

Chair of Renew Sheffield
Director of City Cultural Engagement - Office of the Vice Chancellor

Lisa Davison

Commercial Property Solicitor and Director
Wake Smith Solicitors, Sheffield

George Lindars- Hammond

Sheffield City Council: Cabinet Advisor for Business Skills and Development

Tracey Lancaster

Director of Corporate Affairs, Sheffield Hallam University

Diane Jarvis

Sheffield BID
BID Manager

Richard Eyre

Head of City Centre Management and Major Events

Simon Ogden

Head of City Regeneration

Paul Lancaster

Commercial Property Consultant
SCC Business Rates representative

Kevin Bennett

Head of Enterprise at Creative Sheffield