“At Blackhorse Workshop you can escape your role as a mere spectator by getting involved in the gritty act of putting stuff together. If the Maker revolution is happening anywhere, it’s here”.
– Sam Jacob, Principle of Sam Jacob Studio and founding director of FAT Architecture

Blackhorse Workshop is a public space dedicated to making and mending, just half an hour from the centre of London. We offer open access to a fully equipped wood and metal workshop. Our mission is ‘to become a socially pioneering world class centre for making’. Machinery support is on hand from our highly skilled technicians, and here you can build or fix anything from broken chairs to theatrical sets, bikes and furniture – and where you can grow your startup with the support of industry expertise and a community of makers.

You can come and use the workshop from as little as half a day to a whole year. We welcome everyone from dabblers to professionals, and will help you wherever we can.

We also run courses and events, from basic DIY skills to the art of welding. We invite artists, designers, expert fabricators and craftsmen from a range of industries to talk about their ideas, – let us know if there is someone in particular you’d like to see!

Not quite what you’re looking for? Need a kiln or CNC machine? Check out the Open Workshop Network – a great resource that maps all the makespaces across London.

Blackhorse Workshop was founded by the architecture and design practice Assemble, and has been developed by its Creative Director, Harriet Warden together with the founding team of Toby Poolman, Rob Shaer  and Sara Pereira. The project originally received start up support from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund, the London Borough of Waltham Forest and match funding from Create, Legacy Trust UK and Arts Council England.


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