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Persistence Works

Persistence Works is our purpose built, award-winning studio complex in Sheffield City Centre.

Comprising 53 studios of varying size to accommodate around 80 artists and makers, its six floors are zoned to suit a broad range of making processes, including light industrial work.

Persistence Works is also home to our Starter Studio for Silversmiths and Jewellers..

Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects and built in 2001, Persistence Works has won a RIBA Award, a RIBA Yorkshire White Rose Award and a Civic Trust Award Commendation. The building was also a finalist in the Prime Ministers’ Better Public Building Awards in 2002.


  • 24/7 access
  • loading bay
  • double-height central atrium
  • Lift
  • bookable meeting room
  • sink in every studio
  • communal kitchen/tea point on five floors
  • District Heating
  • office, open Mon – Wed, 10am - 4pm for deliveries and enquiries
  • outside work area
  • Suitable for most processes from heavy/dirty/noisy through to light/clean/quiet

Studio Sizes and Prices

Studio sizes range from 193sq.ft. to 753sq.ft.

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