Here’s to the next 150 years!


There’s been a lot of talk of the future here at The Factory recently — we’re continually growing and renovating: there’s been a lot of work done on the studio spaces, clients like Roller and Fat Free Media have grown and moved into a new space, and just this week, we’re welcoming Nottingham City Council to The Oldknows Factory, to meet with Digital and Creative Businesses based at Oldknows Factory that have plans to grow, as part of the Nottingham Growth Hub.


It’s an exciting and vibrant time, but as we look forward, it’s always fascinating to look back too. For over 150 years the Oldknows Factory has been an important and well known Nottingham landmark, and a place of innovation and creativity. Now a listed building, we worked with some local students to better uncover the vibrant and intriguing history of both the factory, and it’s original owner, Sir James Oldknow. Watch below…

And don’t forget, have a look at all of our available offices and studios to rent in Nottingham, and offices available to rent in Mansfield.