Machines Room is a community of East London businesses, designers, architects, artists and engineers. We have a full range of machines for processes such as laser & vinyl cutting, 3D printing to CNC. At our centre is a 2000 sq ft space that hosts events and exhibitions (available for hire). During the day, the area functions as a co-making and co-working space.

How to find Us

Machines Room is located towards the end of Vyner Street in a warehouse building on the left hand side coming from Cambridge Heath.

45 Vyner Street
E2 9DQ

020 8981 5810

Please email us with any enquiries.


Opening Hours

MON: 10am-6pm
TUE: 10am-6pm
WED: 1pm-9pm
THU: 10am-6pm
FRI: 10am-6pm

SAT: Closed
SUN: Closed


How do I start making?

You can visit for free at 12pm on Fridays and have a look around.

To use the machines you need to first become a member. Once you are a member you need to book machine training.

We run frequent classes for beginners and improvers.

Can you make things for me?

We are a DIY space where you can join and make things yourself. However, if you just want something made to order we can consider fabrication on a quote by quote basis. Find out more here.


Thomas Ermacora

Machines Room was created by Thomas Ermacora in 2014. A Danish-Italian regeneration architect, impact entrepreneur and futures thinker, Thomas helps communities, developers and local authorities make better and happier places. He is the producer, design director and co-author of Recoded City: Co-Creating Urban Futures, which explores the potential of distributed and participatory placemaking to balance cities. He is also the founder of Lime Wharf and Clear Village.


Nat Hunter – Strategic Director

Talk to Nat if you want to work with Machines Room, or are planning an event or workshop. She’s got a particular interest in projects that involve design & technology for social impact, redistributed manufacturing and the Circular Economy.

Mark Dale – Technical Manager

Talk to Mark if you want training on any of the machines, to commission a project, or for technical support on just about anything!


Kristin Luke – Studio Coordinator

Talk to Kristin about all things publicity, publishing, membership, or to know more about Machines Room in general.

Gareth Owen Lloyd – Head of Maker Projects

Talk to Gareth about the Maker Mile, Maker Residencies, getting to know the machines, or events programming.