OPEN ACCESS DIGITAL Making community

in the heart of manchester, powered by madlab

Art & Craft, Future-style

MadFabLab is an open-access workshop for Manchester’s hackers, makers, and tinkerers – whether actively curious, seasoned anti-disciplinarian, or any/all points in between – providing shared tools and space to create amazing new things, play and experiment with new technology, and meet and collaborate with others. We also offer bespoke services which include laser cutting, 3D printing, and vinyl cutting. 

About MadLab

MadLab is an active and globally recognised participant in an international, boundary-crossing, genre-bending hacker and maker movement – whether working locally to bring digital making to new audiences through projects like Make Stuff, CodeUp, and Digital Skills for Women, or internationally through our curiosity-driven art-science-technology R&D programme: DIY placemaking in Karachi, low-volume "bandit fort" manufacturing in Shenzhen, and the Institute of Unknown Purpose in Davis, California.


MadFablab is located at Old Bank Residency

Old Bank Building, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AB

Opening hours

Wednesday to Friday 9am until 5pm

We are currently in the process of expanding these hours.

If you need access outside of these hours, please let us know :) 


Get Involved!

  1. Sign up to become a member. Space is limited, so do it now ;-)

  2. Make a donation, or talk to us about sponsorship opportunities

  3. Join our mailing list, for regular news and updates


Bespoke Services

Fast approaching deadline? Making a gift? We offer laser cutting, 3D printing, and vinyl cutting services to help you produce your ideas so you'll have more time to dream up new ones. 


The MadFabLab is in the process of being relocated, but expect the same workshop and assembly space PLUS a storage area for members. 

Digital Workshop

Machines for 2D and 3D digital fabrication: laser cutting, filament and resin 3D printing, vinyl cutting, and benchtop CNC milling.

Manual TOOLS

Hand, power, and bench tools for all your drilling, cutting, finishing, and assembling needs.

Electronics Workshop

All the essentials needed for the creation of your next electronics project: solder station and hot air rework, reflow, oscilloscopes and more.