Come and Join our Exciting Community
The Making Rooms is not just a makerspace, it is the hub of Blackburn with Darwen’s growing community of entrepreneurs, craft businesses, artists and startups.
Our co-working environment provides a variety of space for rent or hire in the form of offices, workshops, creative studios, meeting spaces, training rooms and exhibition space at highly competitive rates with discounts for startup businesses.
The Making Rooms is also the home for Blackburn’s first ever startup accelerator, TECH BLACKBURN, a quarterly programme with cohorts of 8 to 10 entrepreneurs bringing their new business ideas to life within a co-working environment.
Situated right in the heart of Blackburn town centre, The Making Rooms hosts a digital fabrication facility where anyone can design, make, experiment, develop, learn and play with a wide range of equipment from high-tech digital manufacturing such as 3D printing to traditional craft such as pottery.
We don’t do all this alone though, we surround ourselves with an ecosystem of support for individuals and small businesses including finance, product development, marketing, business development, and innovation to name but a few.
Benefits of Tenancy
Tenancy for offices, studios and workshops is based on a one-month notice easy in, easy out basis and includes the following:
- 24hr access
- WiFi broadband
- Free use of kitchen
- Cleaning of communal areas
- 20% discount on machine hire (see below for machine list)
- 10% discount on training programmes and workshops
- Free drink every week from Fab Coffee
All rooms qualify for small business rate relief so no rates will be payable.
We have two rooms available at the moment, 2B and 2C. Both of which have fab views of the town square – 2B looks over the Town Hall and 2C looks over the old cinema/Cotton Exchange. Inside the rooms are fairly similar with space for two large desks, a small conference table, and a couple of pieces of storage furniture.
Do you need a large space? Or a room with a sink?
As we are nearly full, these rooms are currently tenanted. You may want to join our waiting list to be first considered when a room like this becomes available.
Hotdesking at The Making Rooms
We are turning our largest studio/workshop into hotdesking space! Room 201 has been fitted out to work as a communal space where you will rent a desk for the month and enjoy sharing the room with like mined creatives.
Price: £100 pcm per desk
We are always looking for fresh new start-ups and entrepreneurs, making anything from art to high-tech gadgets, that can make the best use of our facilities.
We provide a low risk and flexible environment for young companies to grow, develop and collaborate. Meet our current tenants on this page.