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Cutlery Works has gone down in Sheffield as one of the best redevelopment stories in a good while. It took a decrepit former cutlery factory in an up-and-coming area, and redesigned it into what it is today; a popular food hall in the Kelham Island area of Sheffield.

 

Throughout Cutlery Works’ development, every stage has been very exciting for everyone. From purchasing the building, clearing out the debris, inviting the vendors and fitting them in, then opening and operating, we’ve all had a ball.

 

If you’re ever in the area, or even planning to come down especially, have a quick look around and see how an old cutlery works has been turned into a modern destination for people of all walks of life, also called Cutlery Works.

Cutlery Works Food Hall Sheffield Bar Close Up With Jars and Candles
  1. First Steps

    Acquiring the building was the first big part of Cutlery Works’ development (obviously!) after actually planning to go ahead with it.

     

    The site was scouted out as large enough to hold a certain amount of vendors and customers. It also had a pretty amazing history (hence the cool name), and was in an area people could easily get to.

     

    People were pretty excited when it was announced as well. The development was mentioned in many local publications, which you can read below:

  2. Fit for purpose

    Cleaning out the building was the second big undertaking. Removing the debris, cleaning up (and even removing the car!) made the building ready to accommodate some fine cuisine.

     

    The cables were run, systems installed, disabled access added, and everyone prepared for the vendors to move in.

  3. Finally!

    After much anticipation and waiting, we finally had our official opening day on the 8th Nov 2018. We had a good few soft launches before to test everything worked, which only got us more excited for everyone to see it all.

     

    In summary, we housed 14 vendors, created about 100 jobs, incorporated everything into The Milestone Group App, and served thousands of happy customers in the first couple of days. 

  4. Fresh Meat

    Throughout 2019, we were happy to welcome new vendors into the mix! Making Cutlery Works more diverse seemed impossible, but somehow we did it.

     

    We got Konjö, a new fusion concept from the creators of the highly-acclaimed Jorö Restaurant in Sheffield.

     

    We also got Base Pizza Co., serving (guess what), pizza! Proper stonebaked pizza finally added to Cutlery Works after many requests to do so.

     

    Finally, we got Jar Bar, our little slice of Balkan cuisine on the lower floor. Now anyone looking for a hummus fix is sorted.

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First Steps

Acquiring the building was the first big part of Cutlery Works' development (obviously!) after actually planning to go ahead with it. The site was scouted out as large enough to hold a certain amount of vendors and customers. It also had a pretty amazing history (hence the cool name), and was in an area people could easily get to. People were pretty excited when it was announced as well. The development was mentioned in many local publications, which you can read below:

Cutlery Works Sheffield Empty Space Roof Light

redevelopment

Cleaning out the building was the second big undertaking. Removing the debris, cleaning up (and even removing the car!) made the building ready to accommodate some fine cuisine. The cables were run, systems installed, disabled access added, and everyone prepared for the vendors to move in.

Cutlery Works Sheffield RMC Media Charity Event

Opening Day!

After much anticipation and waiting, we finally had our official opening day on the 8th Nov 2018. We had a good few soft launches before to test everything worked, which only got us more excited for everyone to see it all. In summary, we housed 14 vendors, created about 100 jobs, incorporated everything into The Milestone Group App, and served thousands of happy customers in the first couple of days.

Cutlery Works Sheffield Restaurant Review

New Vendors

Throughout 2019, we were happy to welcome new vendors into the mix! Making Cutlery Works more diverse seemed impossible, but somehow we did it. We got Konjö, a new fusion concept from the creators of the highly-acclaimed Jorö Restaurant in Sheffield. We also got Base Pizza Co., serving (guess what), pizza! Proper stonebaked pizza finally added to Cutlery Works after many requests to do so. Finally, we got Jar Bar, our little slice of Balkan cuisine on the lower floor. Now anyone looking for a hummus fix is sorted.

Cutlery Works Sheffield Before Refurbishment Long Hall Cutlery Works Food hall Sheffield Busy Crowd and Lighting
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Cutlery Works Now

Cutlery Works Sheffield Open Bar and Lighting
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