The Maker Space

The Maker Space is a collaborative workspace designed for creatives, inventors, and enthusiasts to come together, share ideas, learn, and work on various business ideas. Located on the 3rd floor of the prestigious Barbara Hepworth Building in room BH3/07, the space is equipped with tools, equipment, and resources that enable individuals to develop their businesses in areas such as digital design, internet of things, fashion, textiles and more.

As well as access to an extensive range of resources, members benefit from the expertise and guidance of fellow makers, and participate in workshops, events and networking opportunities that foster creativity, learning, and collaboration.

You can become a member if you are student or alumni of the University, a client of Business Kirklees, are a freelance creative individual or have a business in the creative industries based within Kirklees. You can email to find out more about how you can get support from the Creative Development Team and gain access to the space.

Don't wait any longer! Embrace your passion for innovation by becoming a member of the Maker Space today. Contact us at for more information or book your induction session here to get started on your exciting journey.

Together, let's build the future!


Maker Space Opening Times

Monday 10:00-15:00

Thursday 13:00-19:00

Friday 10:00-16:00




Maker Space Tuition and Workshops

Attend a workshop or one-to-one session to get the most out of the equipment and technology


Sewing Workstation

Use the sewing machine, overlocker or cutting table



Embroidery Machines

Embroider with the Juki LZ-271 zig zag freehand



Open source electronics and prototyping platform


Mac Suite

Graphic design, video editing and digital media


PC with 3D Printers

High powered PC to run complex software applications


How to find The Maker Space

Head to the Barbara Hepworth Building on campus, go up the stairs to reach the 3rd Floor. Turn right past the bathrooms and you will see The Maker Space on your left, in room BH3/07. 


Where to park

There are lots of car parks in Huddersfield - one nearby to The Maker Space is the NCP carpark on Colne Road, HD1 3AZ. Spaces are usually available before 9am or after 1pm, particularly in the summer or in term breaks.