The Making rooms has a variety of space for hire in the form of offices, workshops, creative studios, meeting space, training rooms and exhibition space at highly competitive rates. Situated right in the heart of Blackburn town centre, The Making Rooms is a digital fabrication hub 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 provide workshops and training programmes; start-up business support and facilities; design and prototyping services for existing businesses; and machine hire – discounted for tenants.
The rental charge includes water, heating, electricity and buildings insurance. There is free high speed wireless broadband throughout and it even has it’s own Fab Coffee shop.
We have created this unique space for new creative and product-based start-ups to establish themselves and grow in a nurturing environment with other like-minded companies.
Call or pop by The Making Rooms for a chat to see if our space is the right fit for you and your company.
We have a range of rooms set up for conferences, including boardroom style meetings with capacity for 20 people or training rooms for 12-15 delegates. These rooms have a projector, flip chart and free WiFi. Refreshments and catering are available on request, with a wide range of catering options.
Rooms to let
The Making Rooms has two floors of office, workshop and studio space for flexible renting. The rooms are equipped with brand new furnishings and finished to the highest quality.
Tenancy for offices, studios and workshops is based on a one-month notice easy in, easy out basis and includes the following:
- 24hr access
- Buildings insurance (not contents)
- 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 should qualify for small business rate relief so no rates should be payable. However businesses would need to apply for this through Blackburn with Darwen council.
Our studio spaces are equipped with sinks and ‘wet areas’ to aid creators with their processes.
|Studio 101 – Let
Size: 227sq ft
Size: 224sq ft
Size: 135sq ft
Our workshop spaces are perfect for larger organisations to develop and build products.
Size: 215sq ft
Size: 222sq ft
These spaces are intended for more startups working in the digital creative realm and they have excellent views of Blackburn centre.
Size: 175sq ft
Size: 133sq ft
Size: 144sq ft
Size: 167sq ft
Size: 150sq ft
Size: 153sq ft
Flexible work spaces
Our studios, conference rooms and workshop spaces can also be rented by the day or hour dependant on your needs.
|Room||Function||Sq Ft||hr||½ Day||Day||Week|
|103||Conference/ training Room||327||£20||£60||£105||£320|
|201||Conference/ training Room||338||£20||£60||£105||£320|
|202||Office/ workshop/ meeting room||215||£15||£45||£70||£160|
|203||Office/ workshop/ meeting room||222||£15||£45||£70||£160|
The Fab Lab
The Making Rooms is home to Fab Lab Blackburn, a digital manufacturing facility with the focus of helping people learn new skills, develop ingenious ideas and manufacture beautiful products. The lab is full of tools and resources.
We are 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 aim to provide a low risk and flexible environment for young companies to grow, develop and collaborate.