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WELCOME TO BUILDING BLOQS – LONDON’S LARGEST OPEN-ACCESS WORKSHOP

Are you looking for pay-as-you go studio space? Do you need access to best-in-class machinery at an affordable price? If so, welcome to Building BloQs – a fully equipped workshop that you can book by the day.

Building Bloqs started with seven makers, craftsmen and artists who were faced with the gloomy realities of London studio rental costs when their landlord served notice on their shared live-work space. After a fruitless search for alternatives, they decided to do things on their own terms. They committed to creating a cost-effective workspace where all makers could access the machinery they needed, connect with other creatives and learn new skills. They have continued to accommodate the needs of their members ever since, providing world-class machinery, from traditional analogue tools to advanced digital systems.

Building BloQs has everything you need for toiling, pattern cutting and sampling. Each Fabric Workspace is equipped with a bench, 240V power, cutting table, straight stitch machine and a mannequin. The Fabric Workspaces are priced at £28 per day – and can be booked for single days or longer stints (with discounts for 6+ days).

HOW IT WORKS

  • Open an Online Account on the Building BloQs Website.
  • Book a Safety Induction
  • Book Machine Assessments – the technicians will assess your ability to use specific machinery safely and speak to you about your needs and experience.
  • Book the Workspace you need and get making!

As well as the workspaces, Building BloQs has its own café which the team describe as ‘the beating heart’ of the building. It’s the place where members meet, connect, share ideas and dream up ambitious projects. Building BloQs wholeheartedly encourages collaboration and co-working – and if you feel inspired to learn a new skill after hearing about another maker’s project, they offer a wide range of training sessions across their machinery.

With so much to offer, the future of Building BloQs looks bright; they’re definitely worth a visit!

Find out more and become a member here

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