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Finding The Factory

Plan your visit to Knowle West Media Centre: The Factory today!

Access information…

KWMC: The Factory is based at Filwood Green Business Park, in Units 24 and 25.

Building work is underway at The Factory to create new training, making and working areas. The new space will offer access to tools, equipment and affordable fabrication services, including sewing and embroidery machines and laser-cutting facilities. We anticipate the completion of this work in Autumn 2021.

Over the autumn months, The Factory will be slowly introducing existing members and programme participants to the Factory spaces, to allow them to continue making as our renovations complete. We have created additional guidance for the use of the space during this time which can be found here. We ask that everyone coming to the Factory reads and understands this guidance before arrival. If you have any questions please contact thefactory@kwmc.org.uk

We are currently protecting our staff and guests by operating an appointment-only policy for visitors to The Factory. If you would like to visit, please make an appointment with a member of staff or contact thefactory@kwmc.org.uk to discuss your needs.

Accessibility

The workshop spaces are wheelchair accessible (access to upper floors is via a lift) and include an accessible toilet. We welcome assistance dogs.  We can reserve a parking space in front of The Factory for blue badge holders; please call us in advance on 0117 403 2306 to arrange this.

By car…

There is free parking available onsite at Filwood Green Business Park, although please bear in mind that spaces are limited. Please do not park in front of the roller shutter doors of any units.

Electric vehicle charging points are available on site and can be operated by a token which can be arranged by our staff.

If you find that the Business Park postcode (BS4 1ET) isn’t recognised by your SavNav, we recommend using the postcode BS14 0HR. This will direct you to Hengrove Leisure Park, located on the opposite side of Hengrove Way from Filwood Green Business Park.

By bus…

…from the centre of Bristol, Bedminster or Hengrove

The most direct route from the centre of Bristol is that of the 90 bus (operated by First). It runs between Broadmead and the Hengrove Bus Depot every 10-15 minutes during the day (Monday-Friday). The nearest bus stops are the Hengrove Depot and Filwood Broadway.

…from anywhere else

If you’re visiting us from an area of Bristol we’ve not mentioned, we’d recommend that you head into central Bristol and catch the 90.

By bike…

There is a communal bicycle shed next to reception in the main courtyard and showers that you can use if you’re coming by bike. Please ask at reception to unlock the doors.

By train…

Our nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads. There is a taxi rank at the station and your journey to The Factory should take approximately 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic and whether you arrive at rush hour. There is no direct bus route to The Factory from the station, so we’d recommend you catch the 8 or 9 bus into the centre of Bristol and get off outside the Bristol Hippodrome theatre.  Pick up the 90 bus (in the direction of Hengrove Depot), as described in the ‘…by bus’ section.

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
Bristol
BS4 1NL
+44 (0) 117 903 0444
enquiries@kwmc.org.uk

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