Spark York is a street food and start-up business hub on the derelict Reynards garage site on Piccadilly in York City Centre.
The new communal space will be a great place to hang out after work on on the weekends.
The unique design consists of 15 upcycled shipping containers arranged over 2 levels and will provide opportunities for local talent to realise their ambitions.
Street food kiosks – unique street food not found elsewhere in the City.
Beverage kiosks – serving alcohol and non-alcohol based drinks, tapping into the early evening, European-style way of drinking and socialising.
Retail – selling unique products from small, independent retailers.
Shared workspace – a Hub for socially-minded local start-ups, charities and entrepreneurs, providing hands-on support to help ideas flourish.
Meeting / teaching space – a quiet, private space for meetings or classroom-type events.
Stage and performance area – providing a platform for performing arts and a regular programme of events and activities for York residents.
Public workspace – free wi-fi and desk space accessible to Digital Nomads or people needing a couple of hours’ space in the City Centre.
Spark:York are currently taking expressions of interest – contact them here.
Ideas already submitted involve projects to relieve the isolation of older people, help new parents and create accessible fitness programs.
There are many great business ideas that are unable to get off the ground because of city centre rents so this seems like a fantastic idea for the city.
The 3 year project is hoping to open this Summer and close by June 30th 2020.