The diverse range of skills needed to build your own home has meant that everyone involved with The Yard project have developed extensive new skill sets and many have gone on to set up their own businesses in the construction sector. The self finish bungalows and office block redevelopment have also offered employment opportunities to many local residents.
Some of the homes are quite large and this has allowed residents to include work space in their homes, saving on rental and travel costs and keeping the community vibrant thoughout the working day.
Wildgoose Space includes a community room, available at affordable rates for hire that hosts a whole range of classes and sessions by a number of local practioners and teachers as well as providing an excellent social space for private events and community get togethers such as film nights. Wildgoose Space also includes 3 work units that are rented at affordable rates to a number of local, small and not for profit enterprises.