On Monday 7th March 2014 MAKLab opened it’s doors at their new premises in Charing Cross. They started off in Gallery 1 of The Lighthouse and after nearly 2 years in that space decided it was time to move. With a sterling effort from staff and volunteers the move was completed in only 2 weeks. This included ripping up floor tiles and laying a reclaimed gym floor, paining the studio and moving in the equipment. There are a few jobs left, putting finishing touches here and there, but as our first Saturday approaches I think they’ve settled in nicely.
The shop is located in the Charing Cross Mansions at the foot of Sauchiehall Street overlooking the busy junction with the M8 motorway running by and major road arteries stretching off into the West End, up to Maryhill and down to the Kingston Bridge.
While I’ve been down often to help out I’ve yet to get some photos of the work that has been done. A fellow MAKLab volunteer has a photoset available on Flickr if you’re keen to take a sneak peek but I highly recommend you pay us a visit.