The Old Rock Factory

Arrested ReDevelopment is based in The Old Rock Factory in the centre of Blackpool. The Rock Factory Print Studio was established in 2011 by Robin Ross who became a print maker after more than 35 years as a broadcaster. 


Robin rescued and restored the building; it’s solidly built with great metallic pillars underpinning the structure.  These pillars are more than capable of bearing the weight of the heavy machines that have been acquired via eBay, skips and closed down printworks for the screen printing process.

Since opening, The Old Rock Factory has been a venue for all types of artists, creatives and anyone wanting to ‘get into’ the arts scene in the Blackpool area.  Over the years there has been a network of creatives established that work together, helping each other refine a style, theme, product range or even a business.

For anyone wanting to learn how to screen print The Rock Factory offers a two day course which covers everything you need to know to get started.

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The Rock Factory also offers an artists residency for those artists who want to work in a productive, creative, and fully equipped screen print studio.

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