A communal workshop and collective of over 100 makers, designers, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, and artists who love to build stuff

About Us

We’re part of a global network of makerspaces, membership of Build Brighton starts at £25 a month. Build Brighton is very affordable - we are a community of makers who help each other to make stuff and understand techniques. Our members do all club management, club improvements, equipment upkeep/repairs and so on. We plan to have social evenings and maker workshop covering things like 3D printing, CNC, Arduino, ESP32 and other technologies.

We are accepting applications for membership, but before applying to join, please come along to an open evening, to make sure the space meets your needs and to find out more.

Open Evenings are usually held alternate Thursdays 6-8:30pm. If you cannot make it on Thursday evenings, let us know and we will try and work something out.

You can arrange to attend an Open Evening or put any questions by emailing us at: [email protected]

At an Open Evening we will show you round, answer your questions, explain how the club works and cover how you apply for membership.

Remember we are all unpaid volunteers so sometimes it may take a few days for a reply. If you get no reply after five days, email us again in case something went wrong. If there is a high rate of COVID we may ask you to wear face coverings while in our space to minimise cross infection but this is not currently needed.

The Space

Main Space

The main space of Build Brighton is the social hub with a kitchen to make refreshments and a large table to chat around. It is also where the electronics bench is kept and where members storage boxes are.

Messy Workshop

The messy workshop is where we keep all the woodworking and metalwork tools. There are handtools, powertools, and plenty of workbenches to work on your woodwork projects.

Clean Workshop

The clean workshop houses the 3D printers, laser cutter, and large format printers. These are kept away from the dustiness of the messy workshop.

Member Benefits

  • Access to our equipment (there are charges for some of the larger tools)
  • Access to our Slack community to chat and ask for advice
  • 24X7 access to our 1300 square-foot workshop (once you become a trusted member)
  • Priority access to our workshops and events
  • A say in how the makerspace is run
  • You can also join in with running the club and helping to make things work.

Visit Us

You can find us at: Rodhus Studios, Freehold Terrace, Brighton, BN2 4AB. Please get in touch to let us know you're planning to come along using the email address below. Our entrance is in Freehold terrace which is just off Hollingdean Road, near the Vogue gyratory and Sainsbury’s. Parking is limited in the area but you can park in the Sainsbury’s car park if you shop there but do not leave your car there after 10PM and it will be locked in!

We are accepting applications for membership, but before applying to join, please come along to an open evening , to make sure the space meets your needs and to find out more. Open Evenings are usually held alternate Thursdays 6-8:30pm. If you cannot make it on Thursday evenings, let us know and we will try and work something out.

You can arrange to attend an Open Evening or put any questions by emailing us at: [email protected]

At an Open Evening we will show you round, answer your questions, explain how the club works and explain how you apply for membership (press the button!). We always take one month’s payment via Gocardless before approving membership (to check you are solvent) but any actual payment will obviously be refunded if you application fails (this is extremely unlikely).

Remember we are all unpaid volunteers so sometimes it may take a few days for a reply. If you get no reply after five days, email us again in case something went wrong.

If there is a high rate of COVID we may ask you to wear face coverings while in our space to minimise cross infection but this is not currently needed.

We look forward to meeting you!

Contact Us

If you’d like to get in touch, either fill in the form or email us at [email protected]. Please be aware all our tasks are done by our members as volunteers, so the speed of replies is not consistent.