Scandi fans SKAUS set up home in CAPITAL&CENTRIC’s Tempest
Nordic-inspired restaurant SKAUS has taken residency in HUS, the café-bar in CAPITAL&CENTRIC’s Tempest building in Liverpool.
SKAUS are the latest in a line of hot start ups calling Tempest their home. Designed to fill the gap in genuine co-working space in the city centre, Tempest provides a creative hub for companies to collaborate and find inspiration.
Current tenants include marketing companies, software developers, designers and architects. Local success story Gas Tag started off in co-working space at Tempest before taking a unit, and are now achieving national acclaim. Other occupiers include creative agency Liquid, Space+ Architects and sportswear brand Castore.
With Scandinavian design featuring throughout, SKAUS were a natural fit for the 1970s building on Tithebarn Street. Their arrival reflects the developer’s desire to offer something unconventional for the city’s creative industries.
Brought back to life after years of neglect, CAPITAL&CENTRIC wanted to create more than just a cookie cutter office refurb. Occupiers can meet to hangout, do yoga or meditate on the rooftop garden, alongside beehives which provide pots of Tempest honey.
Having café-bar HUS as the building’s ‘reception’ was a bold move but one that’s paid off. With only a handful of units left available at the development, getting the right mix of tenants has been just as important as the fit out. Focused on creating a community, CAPITAL&CENTRIC has politely turned away any business that didn’t fit the vibe and ethos at Tempest.
Already a popular hang-out, with the bar open until late at the weekend, it’s not only Tempest’s residents that will be getting a taste for Scandinavian food, with the café-bar attracting foodies from across the city.
Local lads Dan Cameron and Josh Lundon set up SKAUS in 2017 as a Nordic inspired pop-up dining adventure. With a focus on locally sourced food, their seasonal menu will give punters reason to return again and again.
Spending an average of £2 million a week on regeneration CAPITAL&CENTRIC are also behind Littlewood Studios, a planned film and television hub at the iconic former Littlewoods building and the adjacent Bunker building which is home to Human Recognition Systems and Pixel Reality.
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Tim Heatley, co-founder of CAPITAL&CENTRIC says:
“Liverpool has a booming creative sector and businesses are demanding something much more than a bland office environment. They want a space that inspires creativity, where like-minded businesses can mingle and share ideas.
“That’s always been the at the heart of what we wanted to achieve with Tempest and we’ve been blown away by the community that’s been created – it’s how co-working is meant to be. As soon as we met the SKAUS lads we knew they’d fit right in. Like us they want to do something different; something interesting that stands out from what else is on offer.
“With HUS our tenants get a cool, laid back space to hang out and collaborate. With the office space they get a blank canvas to make their mark and create something unique.”
Dan Cameron from SKAUS explains why they chose to move into HUS:
“It feels like there is no better place for a Skaus residency than at HUS with its Scandinavian inspired design. There’s a great atmosphere around the whole building and everyone seems really happy to be here.
“There’s a lack of Scandinavian food in the North West and there’s a lot of people in the area that want to come and try new things in cool surroundings. We’re made up to be here.”