It has been five years since they first opened as a temporary, eight-week pop-up. The independent warehouse events venue has invested £300,000 into relocating to its new city-centre premises, based in a former Lyndons Scaffolding unit on Williams Way, Curran Embankment.
The move has increased the venue’s capacity by 25% and created 10 new jobs, growing the DEPOT’s team of permanent staff to forty, and allowing the venue to put on more live music and entertainment events.
The DEPOT started life as a pop-up street food venue after being granted a temporary three-month licence at the original premises in late 2014. It was the brainchild of then 23-year-old Nicholas Saunders, who later gained planning permission for the site to stay open for a further four years.
Since then, the brand has hosted a wide variety of events, including food and drink festivals, street food events, vintage fairs, weddings, Christmas parties, Bingo Lingo, immersive theatre productions and corporate conferences.