Peddler, Tamper and Depot Bakery join forces to open food hall in Castle House
Some of Sheffield’s finest independent businesses are joining forces for a groundbreaking new food hall concept in the former Co-Op building on Castlegate.
The project, Kollider Social, is part of the huge transformation of the Castle House building in Sheffield city centre. Sheffield-based Kollider Projects is in charge of the regeneration, with a digital tech hub at the forefront of the plans.
Kollider Social will be home to several street food vendors hand-picked from around the country, a bar serving craft beer, wine and cocktails, an area for private dining and a unique social work and event space.
Ben Smith from Peddler said: “Kollider Social represents a natural evolution for Sheffield’s increasingly exciting independent food scene. Indeed this provides a natural incubator environment for those food brands with growth potential, that may have cut their teeth on the Kerb and now want to develop into a more permanent site.
“This will be a place for emerging food brands from within Sheffield and outside of the city to take risks, innovate, grow their audience reach, and in so doing, they are able to mature their brands into sustainable food businesses within an area of the city that promises to be an increasingly creative, vibrant and dynamic part of Sheffield’s cultural offer. The opportunity to be involved in curating a collective food offer, in such an iconic building is extremely exciting for us and we cannot wait to open the doors.”
Jonathan Perry from Tamper added: “For my part, I feel that Sheffield has missed out on some of the great food experiences available in other cities both here in the UK and overseas. Kollider Social is an opportunity to redress this and transform part of this amazing building into a dynamic environment for food, creativity and connection. More than just a food hall, this will be a place of constant innovation, a place to celebrate great food every day, whether that be a simple sandwich or a tasting menu from one of the UK’s leading chefs. We believe in the power of great food and great social spaces to bring people together.”
Read more about the regeneration of Castlegate here. Image credit: Sheffield city council.