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Making Together

22/02/2020 - 08/07/2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Following the coronavirus outbreak, we have put measures in place to protect our team and visitors. This includes closing KWMC and KWMC: The Factory. We are liaising with participants to organise alternative ways to deliver these sessions.

What can we make together?

Calling all Knowle West residents, carpenters, brickies, crafters, artists, DIY enthusiasts, and curious people of all ages and backgrounds!

As part of the We Can Make housing initiative, we’re re-mixing traditional construction techniques, digital tools, art, craft, and community know-how to explore what we can make together…

What’s happening?

– Come along to free tasters and community build days.

– Apply to be part of the team and be paid to share your skills and learn new ones.

– Register for the We Can Make Trades Directory to help build affordable homes for local people.


Making Together: Community Build Challenge

3-8 July

What can we build in just five days, with the help of local people, a CNC machine, Augmented Reality goggles and maybe a robot or two? Open to everyone. Apply here.

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL


We Can Make Trades Directory

Construction of the first batch of We Can Make affordable homes is due to begin this year in Knowle West. If you’re a local tradesperson, register your interest in being part of the construction crew – doing everything from groundworks to the final finish.  Apply here.

Making Together: Family Taster Day

Saturday 22 February, 11am-4pm

Get hands-on with technology, tools, games and a range of digital building systems. Drop-in and family friendly, Free lunch. Book your free ticket here.

Location: KWMC: The Factory, Units 24 & 25, Filwood Green Business Park, 1 Filwood Park Lane, BS4 1ET

Making Together: for Tradespeople

4 workshops, March to June 2020

Explore digital construction and learn how to mix your existing know-how with robots and Augmented Reality. Open to tradespeople, craftspeople, and artists in Knowle West and the wider South West.  Earn £125 per day. Apply here by 2 March 2020, 1pm.

Location: KWMC: The Factory, Units 24 & 25, Filwood Green Business Park, 1 Filwood Park Lane, BS4 1ET


Making Together: for Everyone

4 workshops and community build, April to July 2020

Explore how communities can use digital tools to visualise, design, manufacture and build the spaces and places they want. Open to people from Knowle West, including residents, tradespeople, artists, DIY-ers, and crafters. Earn £125 per day. Apply here by 2 March 2020, 1pm.

Location: KWMC: The Factory, Units 24 & 25, Filwood Green Business Park, 1 Filwood Park Lane, BS4 1ET

Most events take place at KWMC: The Factory, Filwood Green Business Park, BS4 1ET. Booking is essential.

For more info call 0117 903 0444 or e-mail

The Making Together programme is part of We Can Make – a new housing initiative based at Knowle West Media Centre that’s working with families in Knowle West to create affordable, environmentally friendly homes that meet their needs.

Making Together was created by:We Can Make, Knowle West Media Centre, Automated Architecture and U-build.
Making Together is supported by: Network Plus, South West Creative Technology Network.
We Can Make is supported by the Nationwide Foundation.

Contact Us

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

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