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Institute of Making Stratford is 1,000m2 of bespoke facilities designed to expand the depth and breadth of what we can do whilst also maintaining our experimental, hands-on, celebratory approach to all aspects of materials and processes. 

At the heart of the Stratford site is our large open-plan studio and multi-materials workshop, surrounded by a number of specialist rooms offering dedicated spaces for ceramics, CNC machining, electronics, 3D printing, plastic processing, metal work, textiles, food and the Materials Library.

Our Stratford space is in the process of opening up this year. If you’re an Institute of Making member, keep an eye on your email to find out about upcoming activities in the new space. If you’re not a member, come and have a look around our Stratford site at one of our public open days and events instead. Our team will be on hand to answer any questions and to show you around. 

Join our mailing list to be kept up to date with our adventures, activities, events and material extravaganzas.

Exterior view of three large bi-fold doors open, showing a glimpse of the space and equipment within.

Getting Here

Institute of Making Stratford
UCL Marshgate Building
7 Sidings Street
E20 2AE

  • If you're trying find us when on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, look for our next-door neighbours: West Ham football stadium and the ArcelorMittal Orbit (a tall red viewing platform sculpture, also known as 'the Slide).

  • Our nearest tube stations are:

    Approximately 20 minute walk (Jubilee, Elizabeth and Central Lines)

    Pudding Mill Lane
    Approximately 15 minute walk (DLR)

    Hackney Wick
    Approximately 20-25 minute walk (Overground)

  • There are numerous dedicated bike racks on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park surrounding our bulling and we are also very close to several TFL cycle hire docking stations.

  • We are extremely close to bus routes 108 and 339 (the 'London Aquatics Centre' stop).

  • Our nearest railway stations are:

    Stratford International (20 minute walk)

    DLR Pudding Mill Lane (15 minute walk)

    Overground Hackney Wick (20-25 minute walk) or Stratford (20 minute walk)

  • The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is car-free, but there are Blue Badge disabled parking facilities and drop-off points on the UCL East campus. Accessible parking can be arranged by emailing


Our Stratford space has step-free access and is wheelchair accessible throughout.

Gender neutral and disabled toilets are available on the ground floor and first floor.

For blue badge holders and disabled parking information, please see the getting here 'by care' section above.

We are committed to making sure everyone can use our Stratford space as smoothly as possible so please let us know if you need any additional support or assistance while using our facilities. We are also always interested in feedback to help us improve access to our facilities.

Contact Stratford

To get in touch with our Stratford team, please email