New social housing/enterprise initiative in Digbeth seeks partners

The Adam & Eve pub, Digbeth, acquired for social housing/enterprise development

A new social enterprise initiative designed to redevelop derelict/disused public houses to provide social housing and create enterprise initiatives that offer training, work experience and employment opportunities in the local area is looking for a partner.

The project is working with a Birmingham-based charitable housing association and has acquired The Adam and Eve on Bradford Street in Digbeth.

The aim is for the property to provide accommodation for 15 individuals on the upper floors with a 1500 sq ft commercial area on the ground floor offering enterprise opportunities such as a canteen and bar and retail.

The project is looking for a partner to operate the commercial section as it requires expertise and experience in this area.

An entrepreneur/enterprise/organisation is sought that can contribute on rental, business rates, insurance and utilities for the commercial area as well as invest funds in the ground floor refurbishment.

The project has £10,000 to contribute/help with redevelopment work on the enterprise section.

For more information send mail to Richard Leighton at We Create.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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