Personally, I don’t really have a need for dedicated / shared workshop
space, and together with
consigned finances I am firmly in the meeting times only / pay as you
The space in Wythenshawe is a good space with lots of potential,
Don’t get me wrong, the idea of having a 24/7 dedicated space tailored
to the needs of a common
interest group is great, but … perhaps this is an idealized
situation … something to be aimed
for in the longer term.
As Ciaran has alluded to, starting the group is one thing, but
sustaining the group over a longer period
is different again, particularly if it involves a solid financial
I would like the group to continue and for it to flourish, but perhaps
there should be a plan “B”
Sorry if this comes across as too negative, which is not my intention.
MikeOn 3 Jul 2009, at 09:02, Ciaran wrote:
On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Andrew Rose firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I’ve had a pretty poor feedback for the Broadstone Mill space and
with the prices I am being quoted it’s simply a no go. So I had a
scout about and came across this place in Wythenshaw:
http://dev.iris.ac/~ody/img/hackspace/ – some pics I took today when
I viewed the place.
It is a very good space, is a lot bigger than it looks in the pics.
Secure, has loads of car park space for giant robots or parking
cars… not quite Stockport I know, but it is the best thing for the
price offered I can find. Electricity wise, the owner is willing to
throw in for 10quid a week but I’m sure we can get it included with
the rent of 80pw.
Anyway, what do you think?
320 / 5 = £64pcm each
320 / 10 = £32pcm each
320 / 15 = £21pcm each
Has anyone had any thoughts on how to ensure the costing over time ?
i.e if 15 people are in from the start then its an affordable 21,
but if 10 people drop out and the remaining 5 are in a 12 month
contract they’ll have to find an extra 45 a month ?
Should this thing be run as a company (costco/wholesaler benefits
there)? Anyone got any ideas?