Fab Lab Coventry is a city centre resource, accessible to anyone. Coventry has a large industrial heritage; FabLab Coventry will build upon this heritage through advanced manufacturing to provide people of Coventry with the opportunity to turn ideas into reality.
Fab Lab Coventry is a joint venture between Coventry University, Coventry City Council and University of Warwick, a city centre resource for the community offering access to digital tools and technologies.
Primarily, Fab Lab Coventry is a community space designed for and with the community. Initially designed through a series of co-creation events, the people and organisations in Coventry were given the opportunity to design programmes and projects aimed at addressing local challenges and opportunities, leading into the building of the fab lab itself. This theme of a community space designed for and with the community is the primary thought behind all of our activities.
All citizens are encouraged to become more technically skilled, in an environment that is fun, well equipped and geared for self-paced learning, regardless of income or educational background. We are committed to giving the next generation of makers and engineers access to the latest equipment; supporting the city’s engagement with science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM).
Learn how to do things. Learn how to make things.
Fab Lab Coventry is open to anyone. From budding entrepreneurs, artists, creatives , to school pupils, anyone wanting to gain new skills to those wanting to share their skills with others. Fab Labs are built on a community of sharing ideas and knowledge with one another.
Embedded in our goals, is to help raise aspirations in Coventry. Fab Lab Coventry, falls under the programme of the ‘City University Initiative’ under the research centre “Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations”. The programme is focused on addressing the challenges faced in Coventry through its people and communities, aiming for the University to enhance local impact and help the transformation within the social and economic evolution of the city.
Fab Lab Coventry is now also an Open College Network Accredited Centre, meaning not only can we aid you in the learning and sharing of new skills, but local people can now also gain a UK recognised qualification from some of our courses and classes.
Having officially opened our doors to the public on Wednesday 6th July 2016, we have engaged with and supported over 40 Businesses, over 500 families, over 20 students with their degree show projects and so far accredited 83 people in Digital Fabrication.
We also now have our newest addition, our Pop-Up Furniture Factory, to help combine traditional with technical in the art of making and upcycling furniture. (More here…)
Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm