Make CIC and Kimpton Partner for Argyle Street Renovation

Make CIC, the community interest company that aims to enrich communities through creativity, art, and culture, is undertaking a major expansion in partnership with Kimpton. The collaboration will see the full renovation of a building on Argyle Street in Birkenhead, marking a significant milestone in the ongoing revitalisation of the area.

The extensive renovation project, delivered by Kimpton’s Turnkey Commercial fit out team is well underway. It involves a comprehensive strip-out and the installation of new heating, electrics, plumbing, and builders work to completely refurbish the building to create a café, conference and workshop space as well as studios and artist spaces.

The project is being delivered with a focus on sustainability with many of the materials and furniture donated by Kimpton’s partners and as much of the work carried out by local suppliers as possible. The new space will be a beautiful and functional hub for creativity and community engagement.

Exploring the inside of the new Make offices with left to right Matt Breakwell Liam Kelly Johnny Lyle Niamh Smith and Amy Higham

Make CIC’s mission is clear: “We unite and enrich communities through creativity, art, and culture. Whether you want to take part in a class, become a resident, or commission us for a project – Make is where people turn their passions into prosperity.

Liam Kelly, CEO of Make CIC said: “Make have taken on an ambitious project and needed to find a partner who understood the challenges but shared the same goals of sustainability and impact. Kimpton have supported Make with other bits in Liverpool and Knowsley, so it felt like a natural partnership to deliver the dream!

“We’re looking to complete phase 1 with Kimpton this summer, which will see the ground floor cafe and education spaces open, with studios and art spaces on the first and second floors. Then we will set about raising more funds to complete the second phase, which includes the top floor studios, basement studios with making space, and the key areas of impact with an eco-education room and growing space on the roof.”

Ground floor at Make with Amy Higham Johnny Lyle Niamh Smith Liam Kelly and Matt Breakwell

The Argyle Street site will become a central venue for independent makers and small business owners when phase one of the building is complete and it opens later this summer. It will provide a vibrant and supportive environment where creativity can flourish.

This development is a key part of the wider regeneration efforts in Birkenhead, aiming to boost local culture and economy by fostering a thriving community of creatives and entrepreneurs.

The render of how the new Make site will look



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