Foodies have every reason to celebrate today after it was announced a huge new food hall is set to open in Sheffield.
The food hall will be home to several street food inspired independent gourmet food vendors hand-picked from around the country.
It will also include a bar, an area for private dining and a unique social work and event space.
The project has been launched by the people behind Peddler, Tamper and Depot Bakery in association with Kollider Projects,
The 16,000 sqft food hall will open on the upper ground floor in the old Co-Op Department Store inside Castle house.
The Scandi inspired food hall will open its doors early every morning to the aromas of Tamper’s coffee and Depot Bakery’s freshly baked croissants from late autumn.
Nick Morgan from Kollider Projects says; “Kollider Social brings together a collection of passionate, worldly people, driven by a desire to create innovative food, drink and social experiences in amazing spaces.
"The project at Castle House will bring a landmark building back into use in line with its provenance as a place for everyone in the community, a place to work and play, a place to connect and network around great food and drink.
Jonathan Perry from Tamper says: “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.
Ben Smith from Peddler said: “Kollider Social represents a natural evolution for Sheffield’s increasingly exciting independent food scene.
"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 are cannot wait to open the doors."