MAKLab had offered resources to people from all backgrounds in Glasgow, Dumfries and Wick
A charity which provided creative workspace for innovators has fallen into liquidation.
Liquidators have been called in at MAKLab - which had two facilities in Glasgow – after a winding up order was sought at the end of last month.
The charity had been focused on providing resources for people from all backgrounds, ages and abilities to physically make procucts and artwork.
This was seen as a means of promoting social empowerment, regeneration, economic growth and social capital.
Set-up in 2010, MAKLab operated a design studio at Charing Cross, an industrial site in Commerce Street and further studios in Dumfries and Wick. The organisation also provided facilities such as 3D printing and vinyl cutting.
A winding-up order granting liquidation of the company was issued on 27 July, with the company unable to pay its debts. Thomas MacLennan was appointed as a provisional liquidator and the company’s website went down this week.
In 2015, the charity brought in £181,815 with an expenditure of £271,588 – compared to £312,561 for income and £193,640 in outgoings for the previous year.
The organisation’s 2015 accounts said that it had been a challenging year, with a number of large projects being delayed by funding partners, but that investment had put MAKLab in a strong position. The company had planned expansion into Paisley and Stirling.
MAKLab had previously received a grant from Google in 2014, but accounts showed that levels of funding had dropped in 2015.