Work began this weekend on transforming a 5200 square feet former nightclub into the newest space for the Creative Community in Manchester to Make, Collaborate, Work and Socialise.
The new space will be over 3 times the size of the current space that Hackspace Manchester operates and will host a range of equipment and facilities including a Laser Cutter, several 3D printers, Metalworking and Woodworking Tools, Electronics equipment, and graphics and video editing facilities.
Hackspace Manchester are currently based on the first floor of Wellington House, a historic textile mill in Ancoats, and will move to the ground floor of the Mill towards the end of May. Their new space, formerlyMantra Nightclub, will provide much needed additional space to grow the facilities and its membership.
Greg Morris, Hackspace Manchester Board Chairperson said: “We are excited to move into this much larger space that will provide a home to Manchester’s Maker Community for the next 5 years and will allow our community to grow and evolve”.
Transformation of the new space is a BIG project which the organisation is managing and funding by itself with an appeal to local building merchants, plumbing, electrical, and decorating suppliers is being launched for any donation of materials or expertise to assist with the fit out. Should anyone be able to help please contact firstname.lastname@example.org