THE TESTING WORKS

This unique industrial space, The Testing Works is located in the heart of London on Southwark Street, a 10 minute walk from Blackfriars and Southwark stations. This is an incredible industrial building, which houses original Victorian engineering machinery. Built in 1874, the Testing Works was the first of its kind, housing the Universal Testing Machine which allowed people to test the strength of steel and other industrial materials. This 44-foot- long hydraulic press provides an iconic focal point for the main ground-floor space. Other pieces of machinery are scattered throughout the ground and basement floors.The main machine room boasts wooden floorboards, natural light and stunning original features. The Testing Works also contrains a small period office, which has been kept as the proprietors of the Testing Works used it. It features 19th century writing materials, book cabinets and mechanical specimens. The Basement offers exposed brickwork and a range of backdrops. Of particular interest is a long corridor with recesses along one side and a workshop filled with weird and wonderful objects. Now a museum but only open to the public occasionally, the space is an invaluable piece of engineering history that we are helping to bring more people to.

Best Usages: This unique property is ideal for photography and small film shoots.The space is also available for intimate events, however, it is filled with valuable objects so please get in touch to discuss suitability.
Maximum capacity 50.
No on-site parking.
Please note that this space is a museum, containing delicate objects.