Space 3.0

Hackspace Manchester is looking for a new home.

Having been in our current space for almost 3 years the time has come to find somewhere bigger, if anyone knows of somewhere in central Manchester that fulfils our requirements please let us know.

We are looking for a Light Industrial/Workshop space.

We have a budget of around £1200 pcm inc VAT (£12000 pa ex VAT) and are looking for a minimum of 1500 sq ft (140 sq m).

We have to move by the end of April (or make an ad hoc street installation out of our kit).


Minimum Viable Product: these are the things that we must have in order to function as a makerspace:

  • Toilet facilities
  • Running water
  • Electricity
  • Ability to fit internet
  • 24 hour access
  • In Central Manchester (within the red circle) & near good transport links (bus/tram/train)
  • One external wall for fume extraction purposes (other walls, floor and roof would be handy too)
  • Minimum term for lease: 3 years.


These are things we would very much like our new space to have in order to be accessible to all. Unfortunately we are running out of time to find somewhere and have a tight budget to work with, if it comes to a choice between having a space at all and fulfilling all of the requirements on this list, we will compromise on the below and look for a better location at the end of the new lease.

  • Disabled access
  • Own street door (person sized)
  • Within the green circle
  • Heating
  • Insulation
  • Windows
  • Car parking

Nice to have

These would be lovely but aren’t essential.

  • Multiple rooms
  • 3 phase
  • Outdoor space for activities such as welding
  • Ground floor
Map of Manchester augmented with circles showing the preferred locations for Space 3

Space 3.0 MUST be within the red circle. We would prefer to be within the green one.

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