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0161 839 6324
36-40 Edge Street
M4 1HN

MadLab is a community space for people who want to do and make interesting stuff.

Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.

We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.

Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations (see How to Find Us), and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre.


We provide the following services:


Learn something amazing with MadLab!

We have a rolling programme of courses to suit all interests. From WordPress to Mouse Taxidermy, Arduino to Bid Writing, MadLab is the place to learn and grow.

View our latest course programme here!



Looking for the perfect space for your event, workshop or group?

We have a number of great community spaces right in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter. Our event spaces are home to all kinds of groups, from board gamers to short-story writers. If you're looking for a warm, comfortable and affordable space for your group, workshop or event, get in touch! We also have a nano-hackerspace containing digital making equipment, an electronics workbench and community biotechnology lab.

Find out more about our spaces and hire enquiries.



MadLab is Manchester's geeky, vibrant community hub.

Every month, we host all kinds of wonderful community groups, many of whom we're proud to call our partners. We work in collaboration with Mancheter Girl Geeks, Code Clubs and loads more to support or set up innovative and exciting projects in and around Manchester.

Find out what's on at MadLab.



MadLab’s middle floor operates as a cosy and friendly Co-Working space at competitive rates, offering a newly refurbished office space with secure fob entry, small kitchenette and support services including a number of discounts on our courses and venue hires.

Find out more about our co-working space.

0845 456 2466
c/o FAB Services, Enterprise House
Manchester Science Park
M15 4EN

CBN provides strategic advice on digital infrastructure deployment and business case.

CBN provides strategic advice on the development of transformational digital infrastructure, including:

  • Business case
  • International experience
  • Deployment techniques and cost
  • Business models and sustainability
  • Governance and engagement

CBN has provided advice to government, NGOs and local authorities, including:

  • Manchester City Council
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Brighton and Hove City Council
  • Government of Nigeria
  • Nottingham City Council


0161 238 8642
127 Portland Street
M1 4PZ

Bringing together the digital sector in the North West.

Bringing together the digital sector in the North West.

+44 (0)161 236 9799
1 Lincoln Place
7 Hulme Street
M1 5GL

Award wining digital studio with offices and infrastructure in Manchester and New York.

We are here to make the internet a better place.

And that's something we take very seriously. Our work combines cutting edge web technologies with great and functional designs in a way not many other multi media developers manage to do. 

With everything we design, we take into account not only each client's brand identity and marketing goals, but also basic fundamentals concerning the medium, usability, and function.

Our reputation has grown almost entirely through repeat business, word of mouth and the strength of our portfolio. Our business is generated by long-term engagements with a number of established corporations, businesses and also public sector organisations.

Web application development and hosted services.

With unrivaled support and customer training. Our development framework is built on open source technologies and business enterprise solutions alike, making us strong partners for any scale project. Technology and systems portfolios include:

- PHP Development Framework / MySQL / PostgreSQL

- Managed Business Application Hosting

- CSS XHTML Studio for agencies

- Usability / accessibility studies and consultation

0161 228 7621
70 Oxford Street
M1 5NH

3 galleries, 3 cinema screens, 2 bookshops and a café bar (with free wireless!), Cornerhouse is the destination for good art, films, food and drink in Manchester. A vibrant meeting place for business or leisure and the best place to catch films and exhibitions from around the world.

Housed in an iconic building with 3 floors of galleries, 3 cinema screens, 2 bookshops and a popular café bar, Cornerhouse is the destination for lovers of good art, films, food and drink in Manchester. Located in the centre of Manchester the combination of a vibrant meeting place for business or leisure during the day and night and the best place to catch films and exhibitions from around the world makes Cornerhouse an essential destination for residents and visitors to the city.

0161 850 5555
3/4 Malvern Row, Old Trafford
M15 4FD

Lets Go Global is an arts led, internet TV channel based in Old Trafford. Our mission is to enable everyone to communicate through the use of creative technology'. Visit us at www.letsgoglobal.tv

Lets Go Global is an arts led, internet TV channel based in Old Trafford. Lets Go Global work with a wide range of people and aim to build the capacity of local groups, young people, artists and individuals, equipping them with the skills and resources to create digital content for live broadcast over the web. Our priority is to enable everyone to communicate through the use of creative technology'.  Visit us at www.letsgoglobal.tv

0161 226 2929
Unit 21
41 Old Birley Street
M15 5RF

Ethical Consumer Information Systems (ECIS) is a project of ECRA (Ethical Consumer Research Association). ECRA is a not-for-profit workers' co-operative and publishes Ethical Consumer magazine.

ECIS manages two websites:
www.corporatecritic.org – an online database of company behaviour
www.ethiscore.org – the consumer ethical ratings site with over 100 product areas

Ethical Consumer Information Systems (ECIS - pronounced ee-kiss) is a project of ECRA (the Ethical Consumer Research Association/ECRA Publishing Ltd). ECRA was founded in 1988 as a not-for-profit workers' co-operative to 'provide information on the companies behind the brand names and to promote the ethical use of consumer power.' It has published Ethical Consumer magazine since 1989, and now offers a range of other products designed to encourage purchasers to take environmental and social issues into account in the market place. ECIS manages two websites: www.corporatecritic.org www.ethiscore.org Corporate Critic Production of the magazine required the compilation of a database which collected data on company behaviour. In 1995, an on-line version of this database, called Corporate Critic, was launched and began to be used by campaign groups and ethical investors as an additional research tool. Since then it has become a key element in decision-making processes for organisations around the world. In October 2001 ECRA spun off a new company – ECIS - to help finance and manage the development of a new database for this growing market. Ethiscore The consumer ethical ratings site www.ethiscore.org provides daily-updated ratings of over 100 product areas. Subscribers benefit from a range of interactive features including customised ratings and can email feedback directly to companies.

0161 408 3009
Fourways House
57 Hilton Street
M1 2EJ

Clicks and Links provides innovative and creative solutions with an emphasis on applied games, virtual and augmented reality and collaborative spaces.

We use gaming principles and platforms to share ideas, visualise information and deliver an engaging experience that elicits quality response.

We develop web-based spaces that enable collaboration between individuals, organisations and cities around Europe and the world in support of diverse themes such as the Green Digital Charter, educational games development, energy and virtual colleges.

Founded in 2000, Clicks and Links has been consistently 'out in front' in how technology may be applied to deliver real benefit in areas such as future / smart cities, communities, collaboration, energy efficiency and the built environment.

From the early days working out how entire communities could access the emerging web, trailblazing the development of web as a core means of citizen engagement and applying open-source software, Clicks and Links has progressed through virtual world development into the application of modern gaming platforms and augmented reality for both public and private sectors.

We maintain common approaches across all our areas of interest . We provide collaborative spaces and platforms in which real people can meet and work together. We utilise the intuitive methods and approaches of the gaming world to drive more effective and engaged responses from users. We use modern and powerful platforms such as Unity 3D and augmented reality tools to visualise scenarios and deliver powerful messages and ideas to a wide variety of audiences.

Our work spans both public and private sectors and we are key partners in a number of current and past European projects. This gives us the opportunity to work with talented individuals in companies, cities and universities from Scandinavia down to the Mediterranean and from Spain to Romania.

We are proud of our North West roots but have an international perspective on business and the successful application of technology.