Loft Design Studio In Hardware Lane Precinct

Type of space: Design Studio, Office Space, Warehouse

    Located in The Loft at 8 Rankins Lane on the top floor above the popular cafe, Manchester Press.

    Our graphic design studio is an airy oasis in the midst of Melbourne's bustling Hardware Precinct. Light, spacious with arched windows and heritage features.

    120 sq metre space (17m north to south x 7.5m east to west), vaulted ceiling, polished floorboards throughout the space. Large arched windows run the length of the eastern facing wall allowing for great natural light throughout the day.

    The building is rich with history; former residents include Melbourne artist Mirka Mora, and magician, Sam 'Master of Illusion' Angelico.

    Space is open-plan and includes custom built work-station desks – one which is available for rent (for individual practitioners or a group of up to three) - the desk is 2.4m x 2.4m.

    The space also features:

    > A circular meeting room (3.6m x 3.2m) that can double as a gallery space (on negotiation)

    > Library mezzanine with hammock

    > Lounge area with hanging bubble chair

    > Art area

    > Kitchen

    > Private toilet

    > Storage areas

    > Private, secure entrance.

    Studio has a great view through juliet doors (at the far end of entrance) over the rooftops down to Elizabeth Street. A mirrorball hangs from original workmens winch that illuminates the laneway and space.

    Pricing Terms

    From $600 per person / per month

    Lease Conditions

    Includes ADSL internet access and local phone calls. 24 hour access.

    Parking Notes

    Eight minutes walk to Melbourne Central Station. Five minutes walk to Bourke St trams. Ten minutes walk to Collins St trams. Parking on Queen Street best. Good day rates at Kim Lim parking on La Trobe, between Queen and Elizabeth, north side.

    This space is suitable for ArchitectureCo-workingGraphic DesignDigital DesktopDrawingFashionFilmInterior DesignNew MediaProject Space


    • Floor Dimensions 120.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 3


    For audience
    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Suitable lighting

    For performers
    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable telephone/communication