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 – places where people do creative projects, such as electronics, 3D printing, crafts, woodworking and food hacking. Our main purpose is to provide tools and a space in which our members can gather, collaborate and learn from each other. People can beaver away on their own projects, or take part in exciting group projects in a playful and friendly environment.

We are a not-for-profit community run entirely by volunteers. Our members pay a monthly subscription that goes towards paying for the workshop space and providing equipment, amenities and assets for the group.

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.

Visit Us

Covid-19 Update: Build Brighton remains open in compliance with social distancing guidelines, but we are currently unable to take on new members outside of tier 1 due to restrictions on indoor mixing between households.

There are currently spaces available, so if you are interested in joining as restrictions lift, please email [email protected] and we will contact you as soon as we are able to accept and induct new members.

Face masks and sanitiser are used throughout the space, while members currently book sessions via an online booking system to ensure optimal numbers at any one time.

All equipment is cleaned down before and after use, and members submit photographs as they enter and leave the space to ensure hygeine is met. Build Brighton is also participating in track and trace to protect its members, whose details are logged electronically upon entry to the workshop.

Open evenings are usually held once every two weeks, so please do email [email protected] to be alerted as they resume

Open evenings are an informal event where members regularly come to work on projects, get help, share ideas, and socialise. It’s also the best opportunity for visitors to come along for the first time.

We will give you a tour so you can get a feel for the type of projects being worked on, meet some of our members, and see the equipment and resources we have before you join.

You can find us at: Rodhus Studios (back entrance), Freehold Terrace, Brighton, BN2 4AB. Please get in touch to let us know you're planning to come along.

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.