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Yes, it’s true that we have only just moved! However, the opportunity to be based in what will be Wakefield’s key creative & digital workspace was just too good to resist! We promise we won’t be moving again anytime soon though.
For those not familiar with Unity Works, the iconic Unity Hall building is opposite the Theatre Royal in the heart of Wakefield City Centre; the building originated as a co-operative in 1867 and is being renovated as part of a creative initiative for Wakefield. It will be turned into a new music venue along with offices and spaces for creative businesses.
The Statement team were incredibly excited to go visit the building site to see the progress and to see our soon-to-be new office. It’s going to be really great to work every day alongside other creative people and will hopefully set the foundations for some fantastic projects.
Despite it being Friday 13th, we went through the construction site and were given a guided tour of the building from the kitchens to the live music hall. It was also really interesting to see a lot of the original fixtures and fittings and what plans they had for them. For example, some of the original counters in the co-operative will now form part of the reception desks!
We also got to step inside of our brand new office. Even though it was just bare walls and we’d only just got windows put in, it was great to get a feel of the space. The office has some fantastic original features, including an old mill wheel and lift shaft. We look forward to welcoming our clients in early October when we will re-locate.
The building is set to open in early September and we’re counting down the days until we can settle in! To find out more about the project, you can visit the Unity Works website or follow them on Twitter for regular updates! You can also watch our video above with photos of when we visited!
Featured Image Credit: Unity Works