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Latest happenings at Tileyard North – Exclusive Inverview

Headline sponsors of GaMaYo and fantastic host venue Tileyard North are making big waves – providing a state of the art creative hub and spaces for companies across the North and beyond. For those attending GaMaYo and the Game Republic VIP event beforehand on 23rd May who might be curious to know more about the venue, you can join one of the tours that day to see the studios and spaces in person. Look out for an email in your inbox coming soon!

In the meantime, we sat down with our venue partners and hosts of GaMaYo on the 23rd May, to hear all the latest updates and news from Tileyard North.

Can you tell us more about the recent announcement of your new build, Gradient Mill at Tileyard North?

Of course! Gradient Mill is our new build Grade A workspace opening this Summer. Its name – inspired by the historical connotations from the mill site – will house units from 2,594-38,810 sq ft. Providing more room for our community to grow, Gradient Mill will boast creative workspace – perfect for developers and gaming businesses – designed with wellness in mind, with excellent natural light and state-of-the-art spaces overlooking the central courtyard.

What’s been happening in your studio spaces at Tileyard North?

Our studio spaces are busier than ever! We’re in the process of upgrading a studio with a world-class mixing desk, and our mobile podcast rig is now up and running for those wanting to mix up their podcast backdrop and film in one of our event spaces or our film & photography studio.

The flexible workspace offering at Tileyard North is nearing 6 months open – could you elaborate on what makes 2-Work @ Tileyard North unique for publishers, creatives, businesses?

Set within the iconic Cutter Mill, 2-Work @ Tileyard North provides high quality private office space and coworking in Wakefield. Offering a flexible and cost-effective option for anyone looking for exceptional quality and a truly collaborative environment to call home, 2-Work is the ideal flexible offering at Tileyard, or act as an incubator to join the creative community here.


In what ways does Tileyard North foster a collaborative and creative environment for individuals and businesses?

We aim to cultivate a dynamic ecosystem where individuals and businesses can connect, collaborate, and innovate. From socials to shared amenities and communal spaces, we’re committed to fostering a supportive environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. Now, over a year since our opening, we’re already seeing residents working together.

The upcoming event at Tileyard North during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend sounds fantastic. Could you provide more details about what visitors can expect during these two unforgettable nights of live country music?

Absolutely! We’re thrilled to host two nights of live country music right in the heart of Wakefield. On Friday night (24th May), attendees can expect soulful performances from Kezia Gill, Jade Helliwell, and Two Weeks in Nashville, spanning from heartfelt ballads to foot-stomping anthems. Saturday night (25th May) promises even more excitement with Twinnie, Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys, and Kylie Price taking the stage, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Alongside the evening events, there’s a free afternoon of family-friendly activities, street food, drinks, and live music. What prompted the decision to incorporate these daytime festivities, and what can families anticipate during this part of the event?

We wanted to create an event that caters to all ages and interests as part of LIVE! At The Yard, which is why we’re excited to offer a free afternoon (from 12-5pm) filled with family-friendly activities, delicious street food, drinks, and live music on the Saturday. Families can look forward to a fun-filled day of entertainment, including performances by Simeon Hammond Dallas, Holly Tandy, Kelsey Gill, Rosalie Deighton & Eletto, creating the perfect atmosphere before Saturday evening’s event. Tickets are available here:

With the ongoing changes and growth at Tileyard North, what do you envision for the future of the space, both in terms of events and workspace offerings?

We’re excited about the future of Tileyard North as we continue to expand our offerings and community. In terms of events, we aim to host a diverse range of experiences that appeal to our local audience, and wider community in the region. As for workspace offerings, we’re committed to providing solutions that meet the evolving needs of creatives and businesses, ensuring that Tileyard North remains a hub of innovation and creativity.

More dates for your diary…

Peddler Market Wakefield – 21-22 June

The Hepworth Wakefield Ceramics Fair – 29-30 June

Finally, for those interested in attending events in the future or exploring workspace opportunities at Tileyard North, where can they find more information and how can they get involved?

You can visit our website at and follow us on social media (@tileyard_north on Instagram) for the latest updates and announcements. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Tileyard North!

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