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      Clay Factory near Ivybridge



      The Clay Factory originally started life as a china clay works at the turn of the 1900’s – the clay was pumped down to the site from Dartmoor for drying and processing before being transported by train for production. No longer commercially viable, the clay works closed shop in the early 1930’s.

      The next company to take up residence was the tractor engineering firm Western Machinery who were so impactful that The Clay Factory is still known in the local community as the ‘Western Machinery building’ or Westmac.

      After Western Machinery closed it doors the site was broken up into smaller units for various industrial uses. After many years of under use, the section now known as The Clay Factory was officially taken over by RedPod Enterprises in 2016 when we launched our ambitious plan to set the building at the heart of the community once again.


      We have a mixture of spaces available for individuals, organisations and charities that can be utilised in a variety of different ways – we’re open to suggestion so don’t be shy about coming to us with your ideas should you be interested in a space. Right now we have a wide range of possibilities including ad hoc desk hire, self contained offices, meeting rooms, small to large industrial units, training areas & oodles of break out space to suit all your needs.


      Looking for venue space? Well look no further. We can accommodate most needs at The Clay Factory and we’re interested in hearing from event organisers looking for a unique space that could add a unique dimension to any occasion. We have space within which you can host virtually any kind of event be that your conference, networking, family celebration, craft fair or trade event; ample parking and easy access via road or public transport allow us to offer you a blank canvas upon which to create your ideal event. We even have an onsite catering company RedPod Food should you have any hungry mouths to feed.