The Fabrication Lab builds on the long-history and pioneering spirit of the University of Westminster, embracing emerging technologies, innovating new applications, and sharing what we do with people from every background. We remain committed to areas of research that make a difference and to developing new opportunities and models for knowledge exchange. Many of our projects culminate in public dissemination events, from physical and online exhibitions, to international festivals. Likewise many involve collaborations and partnerships, whether with practicing design professionals, or with local primary and secondary schools and the children who may become the built environment professionals of tomorrow. You’ll find examples of previous projects on the following pages. If you’d like to engage with the Lab in a similar way, please contact the Lab Office.

Hot Wire Cutters

Purchase and collect your material using click and collect from the Lab Shop before your slot begins. You must be finished and cleaning the equipment, using the anti-bac wipes provided,  5 minutes before your slot finishes. A face mask must be worn at all times.

You must be logged in to book.


Following the recent announcement from the Government about further restrictions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Lab will unfortunately now not be open to visitors at least until the 1st February. We will review the situation then and hopefully may again be able to open the Lab Shop and to take bookings for the Lasers and CNC machines. Our online support will continue as usual. Please join us for help making your models at the 12.00 daily clinic. Our online teaching will also resume next week, with the start of the first Kinetic Architecture Workshop, Monday at 11.00, for all Architecture BA first years. We look forward to you joining us then.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused by the latest restrictions. We hope as you do to see you in the Lab again soon!


David and the Lab Team