Posts Tagged ‘Manchester’

We have space – 1500sq ft, Manchester

October 24, 2009

61448491_43824fc525_mVery quick post, as I’m betwixt #LRL2009 & climbing in the lakes: the Manchester Creative Collective have a great space they want to share with us a few minutes walk south of Piccadilly Station. The space is great; the terms are great; the opportunities for collaboration are fantastic – with all sorts of projects planned out of the factory (they’re even getting a forge!).

More details to follow, and more info when it’s discussed at the meeting in Stockport on Wednesday. Come along if you can – if not watch for announcements here, or on Twitter.

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First Stockport Hackspace Meeting Announced

June 11, 2009

Following the discussions about the possibility of using Broadstone Mill in Stockport as a hackspace venue, the idea takes a step nearer to reality with the first hackspace meeting in Stockport.

The initial meeting will be just next-door to the mill at the Grey Horse Public House on Wednesday 24 June at 7pm.  Manchester people should note that although this is in the Stockport postcode area, it’s nearer the centre of Manchester than Didsbury is – you don’t have to venture outside the M60! 😉

The meeting will discuss the concept of hackspaces, our possible location (Broadstone Mill – the building next door) and much more (hopefully)!

If you’re intending to come, please show your interest on the Upcoming page for the event.

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.