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East Essex Hackspace is a charity hackerspace in Hawkwell, Essex: a community-run workshop where people come to share tools and knowledge.

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About Us

East Essex Hackspace is a community based workshop, located in Hawkwell, Essex.
We provide metal & wood workshop facilities, a wet lab, a computer lab with an electronics workbench and 3D printers. We also have a dedicated laser room with our Mantech 9060 laser cutter. Finally we have our social space with projector for lectures and workshops.
The space has been provided by Rochford District Council with a lease until October 2027. Membership is currently £5 with a monthly subscription of £10pcm, with all funds going to paying for bills, consumables and equipment.
Once open, access is provided by electronic keycard, though due to COVID restrictions booking may be necessary.

Location

East Essex Hackspace CIO
Hawkwell Pavilion
Park Gardens
Hockley
SS5 4HF
What 3 Words
Google Maps LocationLat:51.596974 Long:0.672686

How to get there

Parking

There is plenty of parking at the space for cars, the car park is free, but can be locked outside of park sociable hours of 9am to 4:30pm. We have keys for the gate should you get locked in. You are encouraged if you intend to leave later than 10pm to park outside the gates, they are very, very squeeky. Please respect our neighbours!

Cycling

We have no shower facilities, but we do have a cycle rack. There are very few cycle paths in our part of Essex, but several back roads and a bridle way from Hockley Station. Greater Anglia runs regular services (20 minutes off peak, 10 minutes on peak, 30 minutes at weekends.

Train

The nearest train station is Hockley and is served by Greater Anglia (sometimes even regularly). The station is within walking distance but there is a hill between the space and the station. Last train times:

  • HOC to LST Mon-Sat: 23:12, Sun:23:06
  • HOC to SVIC Mon-Sat: 01:41, Sun: 01:40

Taxi

Two Taxi Firms serve Hockley regularly -

  • Alpine (01702) 531531 which are based on the london bound station side and
  • Andrews (01702) 200200.

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East Essex Hackspace is a Registered Charity No. 1190927. Registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales CE023644. Registered office at Park Gardens, Hockley, Essex SS5 4HF.