***As we have now moved to PLANT NOMA, we are currently in the process of building our shiny new co-working area. We’ll be offering the same facilities as mentioned below, so please stay tuned for a big announcement***




Our offices are newly refurbished, with secure fob entry, small kitchenette and support services. Membership of the Co-Working space comes with the following:

  • High-speed WiFi
  • Storage space for your personal belongings
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Use of printer, scanner and photocopier
  • Discounted standard room hire rates
  • Discounted places for in-house workshops
  • Office socials

Co-working at MadLab offers:

  • A ‘safe space’ for investigating, seeding, and testing new creative and social enterprises
  • A diverse membership selected to encourage collaboration and cross-fertilisation of ideas between artists, designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs
  • Proximity to MadLab’s creative development programmes and workshops
  • A platform for showcasing and sharing ideas with expert communities and the public
  • An events and social space for networking and knowledge exchange


Full time (monthly) £210
Up to 10 days use PCM £120
Up to 5 days PCM £72
Hotdesking £18 (subject to availability)

All prices inclusive of VAT

Email us at, or pop in to discuss.

Coworking at MadFabLab

We also have four desks available in the MadFabLab, Manchester city centre’s only FabLab.

Desks are £180 a month each (inc VAT), which includes monthly membership to the MadFabLab (worth £30 pcm).

This is an ideal space for individuals or small businesses involved in digital making, prototyping, or design.

To arrange a viewing or reserve your desk, contact

Current tenants

  Sow the City is an award-winning social enterprise whose aim is to build a healthier city where everyone can grow their own food. They provide advice to a number large number of voluntary and public sector organisations on how to set up community food growing projects, thus inspiring communities to grow their own fruit and veg. This helps support research into urban agriculture and gives people new skills. Being recipients of numerous awards, most recently the 2016 Northern Enterprise Health and Wellbeing award, they are highly regarded in their ‘field’ and continue to ‘grow’ in the MadLab co-working space!


The Children’s University Trust is an internationally critically-acclaimed charity which provides 7 to 14 year olds (and 5 to 6 year olds with their families) with exciting and innovative learning experiences outside normal school hours. Students collect ‘stamps’ and hours of accredited learning contributing to awards and certificates, thus encouraging them to access Children’s University provision and a wide range of other worthwhile out-of-school-hours learning opportunities.


  Dan Hett is a BAFTA award-winning creative technologist, digital artist and games developer from Manchester. After spending three years working for BBC Children and then a year in BBC Research & Development, Dan now works as a creative tech gun-for-hire. He’s known for building big interesting things with code and technology that people can play with, make stuff with, or dance in front of. He’s also a performing live visual artist, creating eye-melting improvised live visuals for concerts, festivals and beyond. Dan started Manchester Game Jam, and also teaches a variety of courses, including Gamedev 101 here at MadLab.


Paul Waring is a freelance PHP developer and Linux system administrator based in Greater Manchester. Outside of work, Paul runs Currybeer socials and Geek Walks. He is also a regular attendee at ManLUG and has given talks on a variety of subjects.


  With over 15 years experience in ISP and Internet Exchange technical operations and strategy, Mike Hughes has an excellent track record of industry outreach and engagement. Mike runs Ethernorth, an internet architecture and operations consultancy, and helps to run the UKNOF events.


  Becky Conning is an application developer at SlamData. SlamData uses functional languages to make it easy to analyse data, no matter what that data looks like or where it comes from. Becky is also interested in healthcare, housing, food, music, poetry and physical security.



  Beatrice Gelsi moved from Barcelona to the Barcelona of the North West in 2017. She is the Ideaborn group Community Manager and is responsible for their corporate image and works on promoting and increasing the visibility of contracts and projects. She also participates actively in the planning and management of fundraising campaigns. Ideaborn is a group of entities, which encompasses Ideaborn foundation and Ideaborn SL which work for the human right sector. They try to promote the access to human right to vulnerable population. For that purpose ideaborn structures its work in two areas, one dedicated to rule of law and the other to good governance.