'Workbenching'  The All-New
Hardware Coworking!

In partnership with NFire Labs we are now launching a bespoke co-working facility, specifically designed just for those working in, or interested in, hardware development. We recognised the need for a unique, dedicated hardware development space which supports talent and provides the tools needed to succeed.

Membership includes access to workbenches where you can bring your own equipment, as well as the option to store your tools and projects without the worry of disrupting your workflow or other co-workers.

Among other great benefits, there's the use of 3D printers and CNC machines* as well as access to a great in-space meeting room overlooking The Deep and the river. 

Built around a community with a wide range of technical skills and experience with access to the latest high-end fabrication tools required to support your next project.

Places in the space are subject to an application process, but you will get the chance to work amongst other successful hardware businesses and access a valuable network of business opportunities.

*Fair usage applies

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Are you a student or startup?

If so, please do get in touch as we have Student/Start-Up sponsorships and bursaries are available.

C4DI has established itself as the hub for helping tech companies grow, and traditional businesses innovate in the north. With a focus on community, culture and collaboration the C4DI is the perfect location to connect your business to amazing opportunities.
— Alex Youden, nFire Labs

Prices & Options


Hot Workbenching


Minimum Agreement 3 Months

  • All C4DI Member Benefits
  • Workbenches for messy and noisy work
  • Workshop equipment
  • Specialised machinery such as:
  • 3D Printers*
  • CNC Machine*
  • Access to specialist tools
  • Dedicated bookable meeting room
  • Product photography booth

Hot Workbenching & Storage Box


Minimum term 3 months*

  • All of the Hot Workbenching level
  • 70L storage box provided
  • Store your own tools & equipment
  • Additional boxes are £25+VAT
Most popular



Fixed Workbench


Minimum Agreement 3 Months

  • All of the Hot Workbenching level
  • Dedicated use of a single workbench
  • Dedicated under-bench storage

If you would like to meet and view our facilities as an interest in taking space, please complete the form below and we will get in touch to arrange a time.

Interested In Applying For Space?

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