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The Factory

The Factory is an innovation space for making, digital fabrication and product design in the heart of South Bristol.

We offer training and enterprise support – helping everyone to make it!

Based in Filwood Green Business Park, KWMC: The Factory offers laser and CNC cutting facilities, product design and prototyping services, and access to inductions and machine hire. Our friendly team can support you with your making needs.

The Factory also offers a programme of creative residencies, training courses and volunteer opportunities, providing support and advice for those looking to develop these new skills into a career or business of their own.

Follow the links below to find out more about what’s happening at The Factory.

INSPIRE Lunchtime Talks

Tuesday 3rd September
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Come and hear a talk by artist Chloe Uden, who founded Art and Energy CIC, a group of creatives using their skills to respond to the climate emergency.
For more details visit here

What people say about us:

“We loved working with The Factory on [our] Tinkering Space – the team were brilliant to work with from beginning to end, and have produced a really high quality, robust result that we and our visitors enjoy every day. “

(Anna Starkey, Creative Director, We the Curious, Bristol)

“[The technicians] and the team at KWMC:  The Factory were great to work with. […] We wanted to work with a social business and we had seen the quality of their work on other projects.  From start to finish the service we received was excellent – and the final product is a much admired part of our new building.”

(Ben Silvey, Director of YMCA Bristol)

“Thanks so much for all the work your team have done in supporting me to make my plywood planters with CNC cutting. I really appreciate it, and if I didn’t have The Factory to get me started, I wouldn’t be at my current stage of scaling up to make larger batches.”

(Beck Prior, Design & Fabrication Artist, Priormade)

Follow the journey of PHD student Alice Haynes during her placement with The Factory here.

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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