Millbrook Work Units

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We have a large rear yard at the Rame Centre in Millbrook, suitable for 6 small work units. We have secured the funding, design and planning permission is in place and we have now started the build. The opening date depends on building factors but we aim to have the units completed by September 2018. Here's the idea so far:


A single line of six units, each one 4m wide and 5m deep - a bit bigger than a garage

Single storey with pitched roof, roof space open inside to give storage space

Pretty site with flower garden, seats, verandah and raised beds

Double-door entrances to get machinery in as needed

Each unit will have a sink and worktop. Shared toilet at the end of the block

Possibility of renting 2, thanks to removable internal partitions

Rent looks like being £250 per unit -  to be confirmed

Electricity, water paid separately on your own meter

Heating and hot water in each unit

Phone line at your cost, but free broadband (shared WiFi)

Business Support if required

Preference for tenants who will create jobs and who can offer paid-for workshops, training, work experience and/or volunteering

We will not permit storage only in the units


We want to know if people would pay for any of these:

  • Shared secretarial service (phone answering, typing, admin, emails, etc)
  • Book-keeping 
  • Marketing: sell your work through our shop (on commission - 20%-  To be discussed)
  • Shared 'Millbrook Work Units' website for marketing, also social media publicity work if wanted
  • Organisation of paying workshops for you (evening classes, one-off half-day sessions, etc)

Please let us know if you're interested - using this form: MWU_-_Interested_tenants.docx & return to the Rame Centre or email: or contact us for more information