social enterprise

In the late 1990’s Giroscope bought and renovated an old stables and yard in 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 home to Giroscope’s HQ and office until a move to our current Coltman Street location in 2016.

The ground floor is occupied by an artisan bakery, 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 popular vegetarian café off Newland Avenue and a shop, which along with the two Enterprise Parks help to create and sustain jobs in our community.

In late 2018 we completed the purchase of the former St. Matthew’s Church on Boulevard and in due course will look to expand our social enterprises into these premises along with the former Premiere Bar on Anlaby Road which has been sat empty since 2007.