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Assembly Bradford


Assembly Bradford

A place to make things and meet people.

Bradford, a once prosperous city in the north of England, has a mindset and a personality like no other. A multicultural city that embraces integration and inclusion by it’s creative communities, doesn’t always get great press. Bradford is 20 minutes from the bright lights of flourishing Leeds and has been recently likened to the relationship been Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Taking advantage of empty units and low rents Assembly Bradford was set up in 2017 and offers an affordable co-working space packed full of inspiration and imagination.

Set up by a publisher Haigh Simpson, social entrepreneur Martyn Johnston, graphic designer Matt Lamont and an interior designer David Craig, who were fed up with working from their kitchen tables. Assembly embraces the DIY mentality of Bradford the space was fitted out on a meagre budget, repurposing polycarbonate sheeting and raw MDF, hacked Ikea and reclaimed furniture.

The space boasts an astounding design library with over 1500 publications collected and generously shared by Matt Lamont, super fast broadband and a range of cost effective print resources. Running a variety of initiatives, including a monthly Risograph club and offering mentoring opportunities it’s become a great place to ‘make things and meet people’.

The team looked to branding specialist and close friend Lee Goater for support and the creation of their visual identity. Abbas Mushtaq created the logo animation whilst working at Lee’s studio.

Lee Goater

David Craig


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