Machines Room is a vibrant community of East London businesses, designers, architects, artists and engineers. Our Maker in Residence programme supports innovative organisations and businesses with positive social and environmental impact. We have a Fab Lab & makerspace with machines for laser & vinyl cutting, 3D printing and CNC and we also host corporate events, team building days, meetups and exhibitions (available for venue hire).

How to find Us

Machines Room makerspace 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 us for free at 12pm on Fridays and have a look around.

To use the Fab Lab and makerspace  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.