Heritage Warehouse Studio in the Hardware Lane Precinct

Heritage Warehouse Studio in the Hardware Lane Precinct

Type of space: Design Studio, Office Space, Warehouse, Co-Working Space, Fashion Studio

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

    Suitable for a group of 3 or 4 people looking for a point of difference to the vanilla environments of current hot desk options.

    The space is an airy oasis in the midst of Melbourne's bustling Hardware Precinct. Light, spacious with large, 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. The space also has moveable partitions which allow you to tailor the space to your needs.

    The space also features:

    • Located down one of Melbourne's famous laneways
    • Takes up the entire top level of the building
    • Street signage (negotiable)
    • Foyer & entrance signage
    • A circular meeting room (3.6m x 3.2m) with large LED screen and conference call facilities
    • Library mezzanine
    • Lounge area with hanging bubble chair
    • Event space (negotiable)
    • Kitchen
    • Private toilet
    • Multiple storage areas
    • Private & secure entrance
    • 24hr access

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

    Pricing Terms


    Lease Conditions

    Includes ADSL internet access, power, water. 24 hour access.

    Parking Notes

    Located 100 metres from the Melbourne GPO, the space is within a short walk to all modes of transport in any direction from the city.

    This space is suitable for AnimationArchitectureCo-workingDesk-based workDigital DesktopDrawingFashionFilmIndustrial DesignInterior DesignNew MediaProject SpaceWriting


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


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Suitable lighting

    For performers
    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable telephone/communication