Tuesday, 6 December 2016


Queries have started coming in, so here are our Christmas break opening hours:

Friday 16th December 16:00 - Tuesday 3rd January 09:00 CLOSED

Tuesday 3rd January - Friday 13th January 09:00 - 16:00

During the break we will be having a thorough clear out and tidy up. Anything that is not stored on racking AND clearly labelled to keep until next term (January 16th 2016) will be recycled, reused or disposed of.

Help us to keep your area clean by clearing out both your wanted and unwanted items before 4:00pm Friday 16th December.

Please place all reusable materials on the recycling racks, the storage racking is for models in progress only due to the limited space!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Student Printing @ George Porter

A new printer has arrived for your use and is located @ the George Porter Cafe.

This should be a convenient location for printing out last minute plans and sketches for model making!

Friday, 30 September 2016


The Workshop will be CLOSED all day on Tuesday 4th October 2016.

Staff will be undertaking training so will not be available on site.

Tool kits and drill kits are available from the Print Unit on the 15th Floor at the Arts Tower.

Thank You!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Payment Upgrades

George Porter Workshops are now CASHLESS! In line with the University aim for a cashless campus we  are no longer accepting payment by cash. This also creates a safer working environment for staff.

Payment can still be taken by CREDIT or DEBIT card, for transactions over £3. 

NEW for 2016 we are accepting payment via Ucard. There is no minimum transaction charge and your card can be quickly topped up online here.

You  can also pay in advance for your laser cutting here via the online store.

This also means that you can spend your print credits for materials and services at the workshop.

Friday, 9 September 2016

New Virtual Facilities Tour

We have a new Sheffield School of Architecture virtual tour available, click HERE to take a look!

Workshop Closure beginning 12th September...

The last of this year's exhibition is due to come down week beginning 12th September 2016. After that all of the studios need to be reconfigured for the coming year.

Workshop staff will be playing a key role in making this happen, so the workshop will be closed for a maximum of 5 days beginning Monday 12th September 2016.

We do not envisage having to close for the entire week, so please check back for an update if you would like to visit the workshop next week!

Thank You!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

North Campus Cafe has reopened!

Great news for the new academic year, North Campus Cafe has reopened after extensive building works @ George Porter over the last 12 months.

This means we now offer somewhere convenient to relax and eat away from the workshop.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Workshop Closure

The workshop will be closed for servicing and maintenance:

Friday 19th August 4 pm - Tuesday 30th August 11 am

Hand tools and drill kits will be available from the Arts Tower Print unit.

Thank You!

Monday, 18 July 2016

Closure for Graduation

The Workshop will be closed for Graduation preparations from 10:30 Tuesday 19th July until 13:30 Wednesday 20th July. Thank You!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

New floor underway in the Digital workshop

Room emptied and ready for repairs!
Floor repaired, ready for new tiles!

Nearly finished!

Friday, 24 June 2016

Week beginning Monday 27th June

The Lasers and Machine shop will be closed for around 3 days beginning next Monday.

Due to persistent issues with the flooring in the laser room the the covering for the entire area needs to be removed and replaced. Obviously this means that the area needs to be cleared for this to happen.

Bookings have been blocked for the next 4 days (Friday - Wednesday) to allow this to happen. As soon as the work is completed we will be able to re-open laser bookings.

The shop and hand tool workshop will be unaffected.


Friday, 3 June 2016

Exhibition Week (13.06 - 17.06)

Preliminary plans are for the workshop to be closed the week leading up to the exhibition.

This is to allow staff to fabricate new structures and set up boards.If everything runs smoothly we will be able to re-open, but please do not leave anything important for this week.

I strongly advise any model making or base fabrication that you need for the exhibition is done next week!

Friday, 27 May 2016

Tuesday 31st May 2016

Please be aware that the workshop will be closed for the morning of 31st of May to facilitate the 6th Year exam set up.

We plan to re-open at 13:30. If not I will update here, so please check before coming down!

Laser bookings have been temporarily blocked and will be released before opening.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Exam set up

In order to set up for 6th year examinations we are running altered opening hours next week.

Please organise yourself accordingly.

Workshop Hours Monday 23rd - Friday 27th May:

Monday        08:30 - 12:30   13:30 - 16:30
Tuesday       08:30 - 12:30   13:30 - 16:30
Wednesday  08:30 - 10:30
Thursday      08:30 - 12:30 
Friday           08:30 - 12:30    

If you require a drill or toolkit to use at the Arts Tower, please collect one in advance of closures.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Early Closing

The workshop will close at 13:30 Thursday 11th February

Extra laser cutting slots are available over lunchtime.

Hand tool kits and drill kits can still be borrowed from the Print unit, floor 15 Arts Tower.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Laser Servicing

Week beginning 25/01/16 we have laser servicing booked for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This means ALL machines are currently showing as fully booked. Machines will be getting serviced one at a time, so when I know the schedule bookings will be released. 
Please keep checking if you require the laser cutters this week!

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Opening times until term starts on Monday18th Jan

The George Porter workshops & shop will be opening from 9am - 4.30pm from tomorrow (Friday 8th Jan)

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri  9am - 4.30pm

Thurs 10.30am - 4.30 pm

Closed for lunch daily from 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Usual opening hours will resumed on Monday 18th Jan