Thursday, 10 June 2021

SUMMER OPENING



Over the summer period we will be operating a booking service for the laser cutters and material shop. The machine workshop, handtools workshop and studio remain closed for the time being

Due to renovation works, annual leave and area setups there may be some short periods of closure. If you can book, we are open!

If you need to contact us for any information or advice please email, as we may be away from our desks and the office: matworks@sheffield.ac.uk

Have a relaxing break, we are looking forward to seeing you all back in September,


Laura and Stuart.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

 Easter Closure Dates

Friday 2nd April -Monday 5th April

We will be operating online only for the week commmencing 6th April - 9th April
Click here for more info and to access the Workshop Live service

Happy Easter


Saturday, 6 March 2021

We are OPEN

All visits must be booked in advance

We have had to make some changes again to stay COVID-19 safe. The services we can offer are:

  • Materials Shop (pre booked)
  • Laser cutters (pre booked)
  • CNC Router (pre booked)
  • Workshop Live (Online advice via Blackboard)

Opening Hours


Monday - Friday        9:00  -  12:30   &  13:30  -  15:30    (Workshop Live: 10:00  -  11:00) I'm trialing the Workshop Live via Blackboard and if successful the hours could be extended.

**PLEASE NOTE: Any visits to the workshop must be booked in advance.

This includes the shop & the Laser cutters. Please email or use the Online Material Workshop for all other quires.

Bookings can be made online HERE


Unfortunately some areas will have to remain closed as they can't be accommodated safely in the current circumstances and will remain closed. This includes the machine shop, hand tools workshop and the studio space. Like you, we hope that things change for the better soon and we are keen to open fully as soon as it is safe to do so. 

New COVID‐19 Rules and precautions

  • Please ensure that you sanitise your hands when entering/exiting the Workshop (using provided sanitiser)
  • You must wear a face covering (which covers your mouth and nose) throughout the duration of your visit

Observe the social distancing spacing indicated on the floor. Social distancing restricts the number of people that can be in the Workshop at any one time, and so we have the following provision in place:

  • Only the Digital workshop & Materials Shop are currently open.
  • We are operating a one way system. Please enter via the main entrance lobby and exit via the side exit next to the shop. Do NOT enter via the side entrance.
  • The laser cutters will be available and must be pre booked online as usual however there will be limitations due to social distancing rules.
  • There are strict limits on numbers in rooms so you will need to arrive 15 minutes before your slot and leave on time. You will need to ensure your job will be finished within the allotted time (The Laser cutter software will give you a cutting time). This will be strictly enforced.
  • Slots now will be 50 minutes to allow time for cleaning between users, and you’ll need to clean the Laser cutter, keyboards, mouse & any surfaces you’ve touched before and after use with the wipes provided.
  • Once you have been seen by a member of staff or finished your session, then please follow the one way system and leave by the side exit.

We've created a virtual walk-round which can be found here

It's really important you familiarise yourself with the changes we have made to our facility and service. Please take 5 minutes to view our new Virtual Tour before you visit us.

The workshop facilities are accessible to all students and staff in the Sheffield School of Architecture after the successful completion of our safety inductions. You will be able to login to the portal here with your university credentials to complete the "General Workshop Inductionbefore you visit us.

We are still using the online Inductions booking system (here) for the laser cutters.

We look forward to seeing you.

Stuart & Mark

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Workshop Closed (Lockdown 3)

Due to the latest National lockdown, I'm sorry to announce that the workshop will be closed (to face to face contact) and will be providing online support only until further notice. 

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Please check the below links for the latest updates.

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/coronavirus

Workshop Live via blackboard will be available as usual and you can also contact us via email for advice or if you prefer to talk we can set up a google meet. 


Stay safe.




Thursday, 10 December 2020

Workshop Closure

The workshop will be CLOSED


Tuesday 15th December

Essential building maintenance will be taking place.


Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Welcome back

We'd like to give a big welcome to all new and returning students for another academic year!

It's been a strange few months but we have finally figured out how to open up safely since the COVID-19 pandemic.


We have had to make some changes to stay COVID-19 safe. The services we can offer are:

  • Materials Shop (plenty of supplies for home/desktop model making)
  • Laser cutters
  • CNC Router
  • Workshop Live (Online advice via Blackboard)

Opening Hours


Monday - Friday        9:00  -  12:30   &  13:30  -  15:30    (Workshop Live: 10:00  -  11:00) I'm trialing the Workshop Live via Blackboard and if successful the hours could be extended.

**PLEASE NOTE: Any visits to the workshop must be booked in advance.

This includes the shop & the Laser cutters. Please email or use the Online Material Workshop for all other quires.

Bookings can be made online HERE


Unfortunately some areas will have to remain closed as they can't be accommodated safely in the current circumstances and will remain closed for the remainder of 2020. This includes the machine shop, hand tools workshop and the studio space. We will reassess the situation in December. Like you, we hope that things change for the better soon and we are keen to open fully as soon as it is safe to do so. 

New COVID‐19 Rules and precautions

  • Please ensure that you sanitise your hands when entering/exiting the Workshop (using provided sanitiser)
  • You must wear a face covering (which covers your mouth and nose) throughout the duration of your visit

Observe the social distancing spacing indicated on the floor. Social distancing restricts the number of people that can be in the Workshop at any one time, and so we have the following provision in place:

  • Only the Digital workshop & Materials Shop are currently open.
  • We are operating a one way system. Please enter via the main entrance lobby and exit via the side exit next to the shop. Do NOT enter via the side entrance.
  • The laser cutters will be available and must be pre booked online as usual however there will be limitations due to social distancing rules.
  • There are strict limits on numbers in rooms so you will need to arrive 15 minutes before your slot and leave on time. You will need to ensure your job will be finished within the allotted time (The Laser cutter software will give you a cutting time). This will be strictly enforced.
  • Slots now will be 50 minutes to allow time for cleaning between users, and you’ll need to clean the Laser cutter, keyboards, mouse & any surfaces you’ve touched before and after use with the wipes provided.
  • Once you have been seen by a member of staff or finished your session, then please follow the one way system and leave by the side exit.

We've created a virtual walk-round which can be found here

It's really important you familiarise yourself with the changes we have made to our facility and service. Please take 5 minutes to view our new Virtual Tour before you visit us.

The workshop facilities are accessible to all students and staff in the Sheffield School of Architecture after the successful completion of our safety inductions. You will be able to login to the portal here with your university credentials to complete the "General Workshop Inductionbefore you visit us.

We are still using the online Inductions booking system (here) for the laser cutters.

We look forward to seeing you.

Stuart & Mark