Archive for May 6th, 2009

Loft Living

May 6, 2009

Yesterday I went to Broadstone Mill to meet the architect, & the owner’s wife, and discuss the Mill as a possible hackspace.

The tower at Broadstone Mill

The tower at Broadstone Mill

I have to say I was impressed with the spaces there. The owners are very flexible, and with just a few people this could be far more affordable than anywhere in Manchester. A quick summary:

Pros

There are double height rooms from 150 to 2000+ sq ft; great views to the hills; parking; 10mins walk from Heaton Chapel Station;10 mins drive from Manchester University; Hot-desking space & meeting rooms available.

Cons

It’s not centrally-located; although cheap in the short term it is a commercial space, and possibly not permanent; er… that’s about it on the minus side

Next step? Well, this will only work with people. I know it’s not central Manchester, but it’s a great space; very cheap; has artists there already; and isn’t that far from manchester or Stockport. Let me know what you think in the comments, the mailing list (Google Group), or via Twitter.

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