The New Standard Works really is a Hive of activity during the week. In The Hive on the ground floor we have a thriving organic Café & Bakery, quirky and creative Heritage Room, Makers Studio and Exhibition Spaces. On the upper floors is Argent College,operated by Ruskin Mill Trust, a specialist educational college for young people with learning differences who are mastering a range of traditional crafts and employability skills throughout the whole building.
The Hive is open during the week and we run a monthly Saturday events programme related to enterprise, craft and heritage; designed to bring people together to be sociable as well as creative. On this second Saturday of each month, we offer whole building tours across our four storeys, when we share our building's story - and you get the see our wonderful rooftop micro-farm.
There is something for everyone. Everyone is welcome to enjoy our building.
Jewellery Quarter residents! During one of your daily healthy exercise sessions why not try our heritage-themed #JQ Scavenger Hunt around the area? You can download the activity FREE here.
heritage. health. wellbeing. stay safe. follow the rules.