As most of you know, the MadLab building is undergoing a big refurbishment from mid-August to mid-October. This means we’ve had to temporarily relocate to New Arts Spaces (Federation House) whilst the building work takes place.
It also means, from October, we’ll have a shiny new space, that is bigger, better and much nicer, though of course retaining all of MadLab’s quirkiness!
All community group meet-ups and events are on as usual during the refurbishment period, and they will be held either at New Arts Spaces (Federation House) on Dantzic Street or at Terrace (next door to MadLab). The MadLab office will be based at New Art Spaces (Federation House), if you’d like to drop in and say hi!
We’ll also be offering free hot-desking space at Terrace during this period. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on this soon.
Once the refurbishment is complete, we’ll have lots of new hot-desking and desk-hire space in the MadLab building. If you are interested in using our new space as an office from October, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
If you are looking to attend a community group meetup or event during this period check on the event listing on this site or our twitter and Facebook pages to see where the meetup is taking place. The meetup will either be at New Art Spaces (Federation House) or upstairs at Terrace. Below are detailed instructions of how to get to both venues.
UPSTAIRS ROOM AT TERRACE:
Terrace is the bar next to MadLab. It’s really easy to find. Stand facing the MadLab entrance and shuffle to your right (mind the scaffolding!) until you get to their black double doors. Go through these, and immediately right again, through a door and up the stairs. Voila!
NEW ART SPACES (FEDERATION HOUSE):
This is where the MadLab team will be housed during the refurb. It’s just a 3 minute walk from the MadLab building. We’ll make sure there’s someone around MadLab during the meetup to direct you to Federation House but here are the directions in case you want to make your own way there:
With MadLab on your left, walk down to the end of Edge Street and turn left onto High Street. Take the next right on to Thomas Street and walk all the way to the end of the road towards Shudehill. At the end of the street, cross over and turn left towards Shudehill tram stop. Turn right on to the tram stop platform and walk down towards The Printworks. Turn right at the end of the stop onto Danztic Street. Federation House is on your left and the MadLab entrance is through the big black gates. There will be someone from MadLab there to greet you!
Photographic walk-through from MadLab to New Art Spaces (Federation House):