Social enterprise finds home in Leeds

The former Harehills Middle School in Leeds is to become home to social enterprises and small businesses in the city as part of a regeneration project designed to bring business back to Harehills, one of the UK's most deprived areas.

Former Harehills Middle School in Leeds
Former Harehills Middle School in Leeds
The £4.5m venture will provide standard offices, but will also encourage smaller enterprises by allowing them to rent ‘pay-as-you-go’ space from as little as £5 a month.

It will also provide conferencing facilities, a gym, a restaurant and a crèche. Inhabitants will receive support from the building’s enterprise managers, and will be encouraged to network with one another.

The scheme is being spearheaded by the Camberwell Project consultancy as part of a Local Enterprise Growth Initiative programme called Sharing the Success. Similar initiatives are being run in the Beeston and Seacroft areas of Leeds, and in Manningham and Girlington in Bradford.

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