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Ruskin Mill Land Trust prides itself on creating exceptional spaces for exceptional activities which can transform lives. Our building in Vittoria Street is no exception. We rescued this grade II listed factory from dereliction and have been breathing new life and enterprise into it since 2015.  We rescued it to set up a College, but also for community use.

The New Standard Works might be perfect for your event. Hiring our spaces will help us generate income to make sure we are a sustainable social enterprise. You can hire our cafe outside the usual weekday opening hours; light and airy by day, creative-industrial cool by night, our Makers Studio for creative workshops or meetings, our Heritage Room for a quirky backdrop to your drinks reception, or even hold an event in our Rooftop garden-microfarm!

Please get in touch [email protected] for all booking and hire related enquiries. Our main space to hire is The Makers Studio. We include prices and details about facilities in this section. 

The Hive Cafe & Bakery

two images of the cafe from different ends

The Hive Heritage Room

two views of the heritage room

The Makers Studio

Image of inside The Makers

The Makers Studio Room Availability & Hire Details

The Makers Studio is available to hire during our general opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm. If you wish to hire the room outside these hours, please get in touch to enquire. Please contact [email protected]


Corporate Rate / Saturday & Sunday Booking Rate

Per Hour: £25 + VAT

Half Day - £90 +VAT (4 hours)

Full Day - £170 +VAT (7 hours +)


(Week day) Charity / Community / Education Focused Rates

Per Hour: £18 +VAT (Charity / Community bookings only)

Half Day - £60 +VAT (4 hours)

Full Day - £110 +VAT (7 hours +)


Room size and facilities

Size of Room: 13ft x 23ft (Usable space)

The Makers Studio can be laid out in a number of ways:

  • Boardroom: 20 people
  • Theatre: 30 people
  • Cabaret: 25 people
  • Horseshoe: 20 people
  • Standing: Max. 40 people

Free WiFi: available is on ground floor – Ask for details.

There are 8 power sockets.

A flip chart is available and a projector and screen can be hired £10.

Useful Information

Disabled Access: There is a platform list just inside the main entrance on Vittoria Street, and ground floor access off Regent Place. Please click HERE for detailed access information.

Directions and parking information can be found HERE.

Toilets: Toilets are available on the ground floor. One of these is accessible.

Alcohol Licence: No, but users of The Hive may supply their own drinks for own use, not for sale. You may be able to apply for a Temporary Events Notice to sell alcohol or run regulated entertainment events. Please talk to us about this.

Refreshments & Catering

In The Makers Studio unlimited 'make your own' hot drinks charged at £2 pp (half day) and £3 pp (full day). Or, you are welcome to bring in your own supplies and borrow our hot water urn.  

Other refreshments and drinks are available from the Café.

Catering for buffets can also be arranged if required with The Hive Café & Bakery. Please visit the cafe pages for more details, including how to contact their staff.

Terms & Conditions of Hire & Booking Form

Please review the following documents for additional information, or contact a member of staff who will be happy to help

The Hive – Booking Fees and T&C’s

The Makers Studio Booking Form

 The New Standard Works - Rooftop Garden and Organic Microfarm

image of two views on the rooftop garden