FSFE Potteries / CoCoLab
The Community Computer Lab (CoCoLab) is the name for a room that several local groups use, including FSFE Potteries. It is useful for giving presentations, getting on with some work, training, and general lab tasks... due to it's large number of computers, phones and desks. The project is ran by local nonprofit Function Office.
Previously this room was borrowed from a local ISP Internet Central who allowed the use of their 'Workplace Recovery Suite' when it wasn't in use, however that arrangement has been suspended for at least a year, so the hope is that it will reopen elsewhere instead (hopefully still up at the Keele campus).
The below information is old... as it talks about where the room was formerly... so please don't try to visit!
📍 Innovation Centre 1, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5NB, United Kingdom.
🌐 Latitude: 53.003668 Longitude: -2.269742
🚗 Use the spaces marked 'Internet Central' in the lower rear car park behind the building (as per the red arrow on the photo below)... or you can use the Keele Campus “Pay and Display” parking (by the Students’ Union).
🚌 If you're coming from Stoke-on-Trent or Newcastle-under-Lyme then you’ll want the number 25 operated by First or if you’re coming from Cheshire you'll want the 85 operated by D&G.
🚪 You want the lower/rear side of the building that just says IC on the side of it (as per the red arrow on the photo below). Then ring the door bell next to the door with the big 'Internet Central' sign next to it.
It's useful to know what the venue looks like ahead of time, particularly so you know you've arrived at the right place!
You can click these photos for a larger image.
Food and drink
There is a kitchen at this venue with tea and coffee making facilities, as well as places to sit and socialise.
Additionally there is a vending machine where you can buy crisps and chocolate, and we also stock a range of fizzy soft drinks in a mini fridge.
Nearby on campus there are shops (such as a Co-op), as well as restaurants, bars, cafés and takeaways.