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Makerspace, coworking space and more

Are you looking for makerspace or coworking space in Birmingham? 

Would you also benefit from business support and guidance from creative specialists, design technicians and business advisors? 

Would you like access to workshop facilities for product prototyping and opportunities to apply for small business funding?

You can get all of this and more at STEAMhouse.

STEAMhouse, powered by Birmingham City University, has been developed in partnership with Eastside Projects and Arts Council England. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

What is STEAMhouse?

STEAMhouse is more than just a makerspace or coworking space in Birmingham city centre.

STEAMhouse is a unique business support service, located on Digbeth High Street. It helps you bring your business ideas to life with technology, workspace, business advice, creative expertise and small business funding.

If you are an entrepreneur, artist, maker, small business owner or inventor with a strong business or creative idea, STEAMhouse, can help you Plan it, Make it and Launch it.


At no cost, eligible small businesses will receive access to:

  • Business advice and guidance
  • Small business funding and grant opportunities
  • Coworking space and collaborative thinking
  • Makerspace and product prototyping with:
    • Digital & tech workshop facilities 
    • Wood workshop facilities
    • Metal workshop facilities
    • Print workshop facilities
  • Creative expertise and technical support
  • Digital connectivity and breakout space
  • Events and networking opportunities
  • Knowledge sharing and multidisciplinary learning
  • The STEAMhouse member community of like-minded creatives and entrepreneurs


You could be a small business with a strong marketing strategy but need access to makerspace, facilities and creative and technical expertise to help you take your product from initial designs to a marketable prototype.

You might be an artist or maker seeking business support, advice, coworking space and small business funding to help you develop your creative work into a profitable enterprise.

Whatever your reason, if you need business advice, creative inspiration, workshop facilities, technical support, collaborative thinking or small business funding to turn your business vision into a reality, STEAMhouse membership could offer you the business support you need.

How much will
membership cost me?

If you are an eligible business you can become a STEAMhouse member free of charge.

Membership enables you to access STEAMhouse makerspace and coworking space, the full business offering and the STEAMhouse community of artists, makers, entrepreneurs and small businesses.

how can i become a
STEAMhouse member?

If you are a small business registered in the UK and located within the GBSLEP area, and you have a business idea you would like to make a reality, we invite you to enquire about STEAMhouse membership.

Please send us an enquiry and we will contact you to discuss how we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this service free of charge?

Yes, there is no charge for eligible sole traders and SMEs located within the GBSLEP region.

This service is delivered in partnership with Arts Council England, Birmingham City University, Eastside Projects and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Am I eligible to use this service?

If you are a sole trader or SME located within the GBSLEP region, then we welcome your application.

How long will I receive support for?

Businesses typically have access to the STEAMhouse facilities for 12 months.

Where are you located?

STEAMhouse Phase One is located at 108 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DT, opposite the coach station. This is a ten-minute walk from New Street and Moor Street Stations.

For directions, please Click Here.

What is “GBSLEP” and is my business within this region?

“GBSLEP” stands for the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. As well as Birmingham and Solihull, the region covers Lichfield, Cannock Chase, Wyre Valley, East Staffordshire, Redditch and more.

To determine if you fall within the GBSLEP region, please Click Here.

I’ve made an enquiry, what next?

A member of the STEAMhouse team will review your enquiry and be in touch shortly.