D-Lab Studios

Working within communities to encourage creativity and innovation, for the benefit of people, places and our planet

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THERE & BACK

We are excited to announce our Architectural Apprenticeship Accelerator Summer School 2021 programme for students looking to enter design & architecture careers.

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work

Affordable desk rental and meeting room hire for individuals and small creative businesses starting from just £275 a month.

make

Open access maker spaces for the community. Discover meetups, events, and develop new skills using our cutting edge technology.

learn

A curated program of workshops for all ages and abilities covering all aspects of creative technology alongside training and mentoring.

Work

Join your local creative co-working community from just £275 a month.

Discover a friendly creative community on your doorstep. Enjoy flexible contracts and the opportunity to shape D-Lab and our impact in the local community.

Find your local D-Lab
Make

Become a member of your local D-Lab maker space.

Our maker spaces are some of the best equipped in the country with open access to laser cutting, milling, 3D printing, and woodworking facilities.

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Locations

Discover your local creative community.

Join our community of creative co-workers innovating in the fields of architecture, design, technology, and social enterprise. Benefit from a regional support network of mentors, industry partners and gain access to co-operative businesses.

Berkhamsted

D-Lab Berkhamsted

Hertfordshire
5 min walk from Berkhamsted Station
Clarence Rd, HP4 3AS

Stratford

D-Lab London

Olympic Park
1 min walk from Stratford International
1 Mirabelle Gardens, E20 1BP

"D-Lab offered me the opportunity to meet other creatives in my community, find new work, and learn new skills that I can use to develop my portfolio. I love the fact that my desk rental supports young people in the community learn new skills."

Olly Murphy
Designer and resident | Berkhamsted
Our mission
Fostering creative innovation and collaboration at a local level.

"D-Lab are on a mission to foster creative innovation and collaboration within communities. Through open access maker spaces, co-working spaces, and educational programs, we are helping individuals discover their creative potential, nurturing new businesses, and preparing the next generation of creative professionals for the future economy."

Learn

Creative workshops for all ages.

The Lab E20 1JL
Film Career - Behind the scenes
Aug 27, 2021 19:00
adults
Free

Interested in a career in film? Want to find out what it takes to make a short film? Then this event is for you!

The Lab E20 1JL
Silver Ring Eve Workshop
Aug 26, 2021 19:00
adults
£85 includes silver ring

Bespoke Silver Ring Making Workshop

The Lab E20 1JL
There & Back to Mars!
Aug 12, 2021 11:00
adults
Free

Architecture & Design 5 Day School

E20 & Online simultaneously
The Art of Creative Coding
Jul 31, 2021 14:00
adults
https://www.jessicain.net/workshops

Beginners coding course - learn how to make beautiful digital drawings using pen plotter

The Lab E201JL
Travel to Mars in Virtual Reality (+ tour Earth)
Aug 21, 2021 16:00
kids
Free

Explore the wonders of Planet Earth and Planet Mars through Virtual Reality.

The Lab E20 1JL
Travel to Mars in Virtual Reality (+ tour Earth)
Aug 12, 2021 18:00
adults
Free

Explore the wonders of Planet Earth and Planet Mars through Virtual Reality.

The Lab E20 1JL
Board Games -Terraforming Mars + more
Aug 7, 2021 16:00
adults
Free

Join us for free Board game session including Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride and Terraforming Mars!

The Lab E20 1JL
Repair & Restore Knitware/Embroidery Friday 27th 1pm
Aug 27, 2021 13:00
adults
£10

Learn the Swiss darning technique with embroidery to restore your garments in style

The Lab E20 1JL
Repair & Restore knitware/Embroidery 7pm
Aug 26, 2021 19:00
adults
£10

Learn the Swiss darning technique with embroidery to restore your garments in style

The Lab E20 1JL
Visit our Makerspace at The Lab E20 27th August
Aug 27, 2021 13:00
adults
Free

Curious about 3D printing? Want to see a laser cutter in action? Ever fancied exploring Mars in VR? Then this is the event for you!

The Lab E20 1JL
Ideas on Creativity
Aug 20, 2021 19:00
adults
Free

Join us for an evening of inspiring talks by leading creatives in East London's new creative hub.

The Lab E20 1JL
Architectural Lego Build #2
Aug 14, 2021 17:00
kids
Free

Challenge yourself with a fun afternoon of architectural lego building!

The Lab E20 1JL
Architectural Lego Build
Aug 14, 2021 16:00
kids
Free

Challenge yourself with a fun afternoon of architectural lego building!

The Lab E20 1JL
Visit our Makerspace at The Lab E20
Aug 14, 2021 12:00
adults
Free

Curious about 3D printing? Want to see a laser cutter in action? Ever fancied exploring Mars in VR? Then this is the event for you!

The Lab E20 1JL
Meet D-Lab & our Makerspace
Aug 6, 2021 11:00
adults
FREE

Come and join us- explore ways we can help you realise your creative projects and ideas

The Lab E20 1JL
Repair & Restore Knitwear/Embroidery 1pm-3pm
Aug 26, 2021 13:00
adults
£10

Learn the Swiss darning technique and restore your garments in style

The Lab E20 1JL
Silver Ring Day Workshop
Aug 12, 2021 14:00
adults
£85 includes silver ring

Bespoke Silver Ring Making Workshop

The Lab E20 1JL
Eco Stitch-Up
Aug 27, 2021 14:00
adults
£10

Transform your wardrobe in our textiles upcycling workshop

Our partners
Connecting creativity with industry.
D-Lab is supported by industry and community partners. With their help we're able to provide world class resources for our members and support innovation within local communities.
Current residents

Architects, artists, designers, and technologists make up D-Lab's diverse community.

KFM Architects

Architecture

Olliver Murphy design

Design and Brand

Hugo Hardy Architects

Architecture

Rise Architects

Architecture

Digital Nourishment

Digital Strategy and Marketing

Anwen Hooson

Bird Literary Agency

Sargeant Architects

Architecture

Cairan Van Rooyen

Chartered building services engineer, physicist and doctoral researcher

Wilfried Bernard

Furniture Design and Retail

Stephen Pearcy

Apprentice Architect

Terrain Architecture

Architecture

PCP Surveyors

Chartered Surveyors
Blog and social

D-Lab is Business of the Year 2019!

D-Lab comes out on top once again at local business awards.

BY
Ed Fish
February 6, 2019
Business

D-Lab fights back against fast fashion

You'll be shocked to discover the environmental impact of just one cheap t-shirt.

BY
Emma Moor-Radford
February 6, 2019
innovation

Future Makers: Why making is great for kids

If the benefits of making are great for adults, they’re even greater for children! Here are four ways making can boost your child’s learning, creativity, and confidence.

BY
Carli Fish
June 13, 2018
Design