In the late 1990’s Giroscope bought and renovated a dilapidated old stables and yard in the heart of west Hull to create the Arthur Street Social Enterprise Park.
The building incorporates both solar thermal and solar electric technologies and provides space to over half a dozen small enterprises and community businesses. It was also Giroscope’s HQ and office until a move to our current premises in 2016.
The ground floor is occupied by three ‘healthy eating’ businesses: an artisan bakery, an organic fruit and vegetable delivery service and a condiment manufacturer, and the upper floor houses a classroom where English is taught to new arrivals to the UK. It also provides office space for several other social enterprises.
In 2013 we bought and converted a second yard in Selby St., this houses our bicycle project and our wood shop as well as other small social enterprises.
Giroscope also owns a vegetarian café and a shop, which along with the enterprise parks helps to create and sustain jobs in our community.