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Space Search 2018

Specification Space 4.0

These are the original specs for Space 3.0 which we're in at the moment


  • Avoid office spaces, since people may not be happy about the noise and fumes, probably more light industrial / old mills
  • business use is B1-8
  • We are looking for a Light Industrial/Workshop space.
  • Make sure to check if noise is an issue

The stuff we need in a space includes:


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

  • Toilet
  • Running Water
  • Electricity
  • Ability to fit internet (If in NQ we should be able to get wireless anywhere)
  • 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.
  • Human-size door with ability to fit our own access systems.
  • Maximum Budget - £1500 pcm inc vat / 15000pa exc vat / £7.50(exc) / £9.50(inc) per square foot (Most quoted prices on EA webistes will be ex vat)
  • At least 1500sqft floor space, ideally 2000sqft (I believe space 3.0 is currently 1500sqft, so we need more)


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

Nice to Have

  • Multiple rooms for workshops
  • 3 phase
  • outdoor space for activities such as welding
  • Ground Floor

Important Questions to Ask

Move Costs

  • A luton with a taillift per day from Salford - £64
  • Van hire per day - £15
  • Cabling / Office partitions?

Possible Spaces

TODO trello list no longer present


Last update: August 22, 2020