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Live Project

Over six weeks in October and November 2014, Future Works partnered with the University of Sheffield, Sheffield School of Architecture SSoA, in its Masters in Architectural Design and professional Masters in Architecture MArch Live Projects programme. The Live Project – 'One Great Workshop'–explored energy and making in Sheffield. The client for the project was Portland Works, a Grade 2* listed former cutlery works that has been in community share ownership since 2013 as a result of a successful campaign and share issue. Portland Works provides affordable workspaces for small manufacturing businesses as well as independent artists and craftsmen.  As a community-owned social enterprise it is intent on promoting small-scale businesses, developing the potential of the site as a workplace that considers social benefits and safeguarding the heritage of manufacturing in the city of Sheffield. To achieve these aims it was important for Portland Works to consider approaches to energy in what promises to be a carbon limited and resource constrained future.

You can read more about their process here, on their blog.

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