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The biggest issue for EMF is to find a good site. Here are our requirements, in order of priority:

  • At least 3-8 hectares/8-15 acres/30,000-60,000 sq m (this should fit at least 1500 people but this isn't indicative of our planned capacity)
  • Available for around 11 days (including a weekend) between mid-July and mid-September 2014.
  • Good access for setup vehicles (no low bridges, for example)
  • Ability to get a good internet connection (1 gigabit+) (but please let us know of any potential sites and we can work this out)
  • Pleasant enough you actually want to spend time there
  • Some kind of water supply/sewage connection
  • Good transport links
  • Located centrally to the UK
  • Well drained
  • Space for parking
  • Near largish shops (e.g. large Tesco)

We don't care about:

  • Most existing facilities (especially electricity). Providing them ourselves is likely to be easier than trying to deal with existing services.

Candidate Sites

Site Name Details
Colerne Airfield, Wiltshire (nr Bath) Owned by a company of a friend of London Hackspace
Profound Decisions location, Banbury Quite a lot of existing facilities here which we may be able to use. These guys provided our tents in 2012 and seem pretty keen.
Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate Site of the Great Yorkshire Show which has massive farm equipment so access is probably fine. Has event spaces, big outside areas, loads of parking. Sainsburys effectively on site. From memory, drainage is OK.
Turnpost Farm, Leicestershire Location of Glastonbudget. About 4 miles from Loughborough. Not sure of parking and amenities, but Glastonbudget has about 12,000 people so likely to be plenty of space if we can use some of that as car park
Peterborough Arena and Showground Seems very accessible by all sorts of vehicles and good public transport links. Arena has internet, so should be easy to roll out to the showgrounds. Close to Peterborough for shops and things.