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Our current space, leased from July 2010. Expanded to the adjacent unit from January 2011. Combined size: ~2,600 square feet (~240m²).
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'''<font color="red">This page is out of date - it refers to our old space which is no longer accessible. We're now located at 388 High Road Wembley HA9 6AR.</font>'''
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Our old space, leased from July 2010. Expanded to the adjacent unit from January 2011. Left on April 14th, 2013.  Combined size: ~2,600 square feet (~240m²).
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''See also'' [[Laboratory_24/Infrastructure|Infrastructure]] and [[Equipment]].
 
''See also'' [[Laboratory_24/Infrastructure|Infrastructure]] and [[Equipment]].
  
=== Accessibly ===
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=== Accessibility ===
  
 
The space is fully wheelchair accessible.
 
The space is fully wheelchair accessible.
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== Local Area ==
 
== Local Area ==
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===Neighbours===
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====Arches====
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* [http://www.bcupholstery.co.uk/index.php?page=en_Home&p=bcupholstery B C Upholstery] - Reupholstery. Arch 404
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* [http://www.cadstairs.co.uk/contact.htm C.A.D. Stairs] - 3D printing ! Arch 406
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====Ground floor====
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* [http://www.go-kinetic.com/index.html Kinetic] - photographic equipment rental. Units 3 & 4
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* [http://www.femade.co.uk/index.html Femade] - Freight. Unit 5
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* [http://www.jdcamtech.com/ J D Camtech] - photographic equipment repairs & rental. Unit 7
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* [http://www.aliengraphics.co.uk/ Alien Graphics] - Banners, digital printing etc. Unit 7
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====First floor====
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* [http://www.latexwiki.com/index.php?title=Devote_Clothing_Ltd Devote / d.vote] - latex fetish clothing. Unit 101,106
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* [http://tribesports.com Tribesports] - Internet Startup (ruby programmers). Unit 104
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* [http://scanphoto.co.uk/index.htm ScanPhoto] - 35mm film scanners. Unit 109
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* <strike>[http://peepshowcollective.blogspot.com/ Peepshow collective] - Animation & art direction</strike>
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* [http://www.torturegarden.com/home/ Torture Garden] - Fetish club. Unit 111
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* [http://www.magnuslong.com/ Magnus Long] - Furniture Design. Unit 112
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* [http://shop.wfsleath.co.uk/index.asp W F Sleath] - Stationers (and HP calculators). Unit 115
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====Second floor====
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* [http://www.cylex-uk.co.uk/company/post-room-logistics-south-east-ltd-16773436.html Post Room Logistics] - Couriers. Unit 20
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* [http://www.peartreerental.net/ Peartree] - Camera rental and photography (a lot of pretty stuff). Unit 26, 27, 37 (upstairs). Sylvie popped in and said they have tours occasionally, and they're interested in use of the laser cutter.
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* [http://www.goldenshotphotos.co.uk/index.html Goldenshot] - photo agency. Unit 27
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====Third floor====
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* [http://www.divus.cz/london/ Divus] [http://www.babesinhorrorland.com/] - Art magazine publisher. Unit 30
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* Rose Digi Graphics - Lithographic plates. Unit 31
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* [http://www.businesspad.org/uk8_business38306_RBJ-Simpson-Co-Unit-33-Cremer-Business-Centre-Cremer-St-London-E2-8HD R B J Simpson] - Leathergoods manufacturers. Unit 33
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* [http://www.transformer-t-shirts.com/ Transformer] - T-shirt printers Unit 34
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* [http://www.happyfinish.co.uk/ Happy Finish] - Photo retouching, 3D rendering. Unit 36
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=== Internet access ===
 
=== Internet access ===
 
* [http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1166/48110.php Burma @ Access], Hackney Road, past Tesco.
 
* [http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1166/48110.php Burma @ Access], Hackney Road, past Tesco.
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* [[Cremer_business_centre| Neighbours in Cremer Business Centre]]
 
* [[Cremer_business_centre| Neighbours in Cremer Business Centre]]
 
* [http://www.paintworks.biz/ Paintworks] Art shop, directly over Kingsland Road
 
* [http://www.paintworks.biz/ Paintworks] Art shop, directly over Kingsland Road
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[[Laboratory_24/EatingAndDrinking|Eating & Drinking]]
  
 
Also ask ?food on the IRC channel.
 
Also ask ?food on the IRC channel.
 
=== Eating & drinking ===
 
==== Supplies ====
 
* [http://www.citybeverage.co.uk City Beverage Company] - good Coffees, Beer, Wine (Chase Tea & Coffee Co)
 
* [http://www.longdan.co.uk Longdan Asian Supermarket] - [http://www.longdan.co.uk/?mod=storefinder&sid=6 25 Hackney Road]. Wide range of Japanese, Vietnamese and Chinese foods, beers, cooking supplies and ready-to-eat snacks including steamed buns.
 
* There's now a [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=Tesco+Express+@51.529395,-0.07518&sll=51.529395,-0.07518&t=h&z=18 Tesco Express] on Hackney Road - right out of the gate, right at the end of Cremer Street. Well stocked and well priced, as long as you don't mind buying from The Man.
 
* Local offie - left out of the gate, left on Kingsland road. For when you urgently need booze or toilet paper.
 
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/dantaylor/3894006750/ Food Hall, Old St] - fairly expensive delicatessen, with daily bread, soup and coffee. Fun collection of sweets and condiments, too.
 
 
==== Restaurants & Cafes ====
 
* [http://songque.co.uk/ Song Que Cafe] [http://www.timeout.com/london/restaurants/venue/2:1317/song-que (Review)] - Vietnamese restaurant (takeaway until 11pm, will take orders over the phone for pickup)
 
* [http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1150/48131.php Troy], the nearest cafe on Kingsland Road, sells excellent hot and cold Italian ciabattas, good breakfasts, great Turkish coffee. They also occasionally try to make you eat potatoes. Here's a copy of their [[Troy Menu|menu]].
 
* Troy-ganic is the new organic shop and cafe right on the corner of Kingsland Road and Cremer St. Jazz downstairs on Fridays.
 
* [http://www.thecafehunter.co.uk/2010/02/prufrock-coffee_16.html Prufrock] inside [http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QeREL0QbEd8/S3rBmJvUA-I/AAAAAAAAANU/gAK2ioOVroA/s1600-h/Prufrock+Coffee.JPG Present], 140 Shoreditch High St - the only place to get a decent coffee. Run by the very lovely [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwilym_Davies_(barista) Gwilym] who has an iPad for calibrating his espresso.
 
* The nearest [http://www.welovelocal.com/en/london/hackney/hoxton/fast-food-takeaway/shoreditch-kebab-house-e28dp.html kebab shop] is your standard local. Some sort of Halal qualification hangs on the wall, you can see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahmacun lahmacun] ready for cooking, and they apparently also do scampi. And falafel.
 
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilywebber/3490729240/ Simply The Best] Fish Bar, 157 Hackney Road.
 
* [http://www.vietnamesekitchen.co.uk/vietgrill/ Viet grill] - very good - [http://www.vietnamesekitchen.co.uk/vietgrill/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Viet-Grill-Full-Menu.pdf menu]
 
* [http://www.redplanetpizza.com/ Red Planet Pizza], 26 Kingsland Road - potato pizza. Need we say more? We have a perpetual two-for-one offer, so don't be afraid to ask.
 
* [http://www.duesardi.com/ Due Sardi], 32 Kingsland Road. Italian Stone baked, online order available, and a lunchtime special menu if you eat in. Check out the 'Patatina' pizza - ''Tomato, mozzarella and chips''. Quite expensive, but a nice break from Red Planet - [[Due_Sardi_Menu|menu]].
 
* Bombay Munch is an excellent Indian restaurant - order through just-eat.
 
* Hot Pot - Italian, 56 Hackney Road
 
* Moretti's - run by Kumar, opposite the space 134 Kingsland Road. The vegetarian breakfast is surprisingly good.
 
* Lucky Chip - burgers at the Sebright Arms. They will do takeaway, but order a pint because it's not quick.
 
* [http://www.londontown.com/LondonInformation/Restaurant/Polo_Bar/295c/ Polo bar] a 24hour cafe opposite Liverpool street station. A quick bus ride south, or about 20 minutes walk.
 
* Brick Lane bagel shops. open 24hours. You could grab a Boris bike from outside Hoxton station and be there in 10 minutes.
 
 
On Tuesdays we usually make a pizza order from Red Planet
 
  
 
== Photos/Videos ==
 
== Photos/Videos ==
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* http://www.flickr.com/photos/20156581@N03/5309111497/in/pool-1183951@N23/
 
* http://www.flickr.com/photos/20156581@N03/5309111497/in/pool-1183951@N23/
 
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsL-rUp2Mv8
 
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsL-rUp2Mv8
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Latest revision as of 19:12, 21 October 2021

This page is out of date - it refers to our old space which is no longer accessible. We're now located at 388 High Road Wembley HA9 6AR.

Our old space, leased from July 2010. Expanded to the adjacent unit from January 2011. Left on April 14th, 2013. Combined size: ~2,600 square feet (~240m²).

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How to get there

Check out Getting There for info on how to find us.

Access

Paying members have access via an RFID card or tag. If you've just started subscribing, come along when someone else is around and get your card added. Any 13.56MHz (high frequency) card will work, including:

In case of a power cut/emergency, there are nine keys.

There are two stairwells in the building: north and south, both have freight and passenger lifts. You can use either. We're on the second floor. The stairwell furthest from the gates is a little closer to car parking spaces and the hackspace, but access to the stairwell in the loading bay is both under cover and adjacent to a goods lift. The stairwells are locked at night : members have access via a keypad and code but non-members must contact someone in the hackspace.

Information

Plan of the space - Unit 24

Plans of the space: Accurate plan of unit 24, approximate plan of units 23 and 24, with some areas marked by arrows.

Facilities

  • Hot and cold water is available in both units.
  • Three-phase power is available at the back of the quiet room, both units have three-phase power up to the distribution board.
  • There is a letter box.

See also Infrastructure and Equipment.

Accessibility

The space is fully wheelchair accessible.

The Lift

There's a goods lift next to the loading bay. To operate it, you need to (manually) close the inner and outer doors. If you hear an alarm bell when you press the "lift call" button, it means someone's left the doors open on another floor. Please close both doors after using the lift.

Zones

Unit 23 (through the archway) is designated as a dirty shop, for heavy industrial equipment and anything that generates a significant amount of mess. Please ensure any equipment in here that makes any noticeable amount of noise is on rubber feet. The dirty shop is also the main storage area.

The room directly ahead of the main door (formerly the dirty shop) is designated as a quiet room for laptop users etc. It is also used as a lecture room for workhops.

Emergencies

  • We have a landline phone near the electricity meters that is on an active line.
  • There is a first aid kit above the sink in the dirty workshop, and fire blanket in the old kitchen.
  • In the event of a fire, please activate the fire alarm - there is an alert button to the right as you exit through the front door of the space.
  • This alarm is not connected to an autodialer, so please also contact the emergency services.
  • There are two stairwells available from the front balcony, one in either direction - do not use any of the lifts in an emergency. The rear doors leads on to a balcony with a fire escape at the very end.

Keep on wirintg and chugging away!

Local Area

Neighbours

Arches

Ground floor

  • Kinetic - photographic equipment rental. Units 3 & 4
  • Femade - Freight. Unit 5
  • J D Camtech - photographic equipment repairs & rental. Unit 7
  • Alien Graphics - Banners, digital printing etc. Unit 7

First floor

Second floor

  • Post Room Logistics - Couriers. Unit 20
  • Peartree - Camera rental and photography (a lot of pretty stuff). Unit 26, 27, 37 (upstairs). Sylvie popped in and said they have tours occasionally, and they're interested in use of the laser cutter.
  • Goldenshot - photo agency. Unit 27

Third floor

  • Divus [1] - Art magazine publisher. Unit 30
  • Rose Digi Graphics - Lithographic plates. Unit 31
  • R B J Simpson - Leathergoods manufacturers. Unit 33
  • Transformer - T-shirt printers Unit 34
  • Happy Finish - Photo retouching, 3D rendering. Unit 36

Internet access

Cash machines

There are four free ATMs nearby:

  • To the west, outside the Hackney Community College, opposite the cycle station. Turn left out of the gate, cross Kingsland Road, and continue down Falkirk St about a minute. There are two ATMs here: Barclays and HSBC.
  • To the east, the Tesco Express on Hackney Road. Turn right out of the gate, turn right down Hackney Road, and continue for about two minutes.
  • To the south, walk down Kingsland road towards the city. There is a Santander ATM outside 'The Grocery' food market, about 30m before the railway bridge. There is another free ATM about 250m further on (past the junction with Old Street) in the minimarket attached to the petrol station.

Nearby shops

Eating & Drinking

Also ask ?food on the IRC channel.

Photos/Videos