Entrepreneurs & Makers

The Making Rooms’ vision is to transform Blackburn with Darwen into an exciting, vibrant and inspiring entrepreneurial borough where people of all ages and backgrounds can start and grow their own businesses and work, meet and play with other like-minded people in an environment that stimulates an energising innovative culture – you could say the Silicon Valley of East Lancashire!

To help move towards this we have a range of services, facilities and activities for new and established entrepreneurs & makers:


Equipment Booking & Training

Co-working Space

Got an idea for a product you’d love to turn into a new business? Our accelerator can help you do just that. If you need to engrave your Etsy crafts on the laser cutter or use the CNC machine to make your artwork, you can book time on our machines by the hour. Join our entrepreneurial community with direct access to our state-of-the-art Fab Lab and get your business going.

Events & Workshops

Creative Accelerator

Whether you want to add a new skill to your business portfolio, interested in learning a new craft or just want to spend time doing fun stuff with other makers, we have a range of workshops and activities to interest and inspire you. The Creative Accelerator is a new programme to support and mentor emerging talent to develop professional elements of their burgeoning careers.