Metropolitan Works

Creating London

Metropolitan Works – now part of CassWorks – is London’s leading Creative Industries Centre, helping students, designers and manufacturers develop ideas and bring new products to the marketplace through access to digital manufacturing, workshops, knowledge transfer, advice, courses and exhibitions.

Metropolitan Works houses our Digital Manufacturing Centre, which provides a range of new technology for prototyping, manufacture, research and experimentation.

Metropolitan Works is committed to bringing education, creative talent and London and UK manufacturers together, “providing the tools for creative minds to innovate”.

Services available

Metropolitan Works’ Digital Manufacturing Centre houses the following facilities:


Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping machines build three-dimensional objects from layers of powder or resin, giving designers the opportunity to explore and experiment with Rapid Manufacturing.

3D Scanning

3D Scanning or ‘reverse engineering’ is a bridge that spans the real and virtual CAD worlds. This technology is often used by craft practitioners and sculptors, as hand-built work and found objects can be captured ready for manipulation on a computer.

Laser Cutting

The largest Laser Cutter available as a Bureau service in London. Metropolitan Works’ large format Laser Cutter is the most accessible technology for small businesses. It is a great tool for model making and prototyping as well as low-cost production work.

Water-jet Cutting

Water jet cutting uses a fine jet of water mixed with an abrasive material to cut through a range of hard materials. The mixture travels at high velocity, enabling the machine to cut through almost any material.

CNC Routing

CNC Routing is perhaps the most commonplace digital technology used in production. Metropolitan Works have a very large and sophisticated machine capable of cutting in both 3 and 5 Axis.


Computer Aided Design plays a vital role in design and production. Metropolitan Works offers CAD desks and a wide range of commercially licensed software through its Workspace and Access facilities.

Recent news from The Cass

Cass graduate wins national design award

London Met graduate is announced the winner at the National Association of Shopfitters Design Partnership Awards.

Cass metalsmiths unite to exhibit in Europe

A group of female artist-metalsmiths have recently exhibited at the inaugural TRESOR Contemporary Craft in Switzerland.

Fine Art Graduate shortlisted for national art award

BA Fine Art graduate is a finalist for a national award.

London Met Tutor to design British Pavilion at Venice Biennale

London Met’s The Cass Architecture tutor, Peter St John, is to design the British Pavilion at next year’s Venice Biennale.

The Joy of Sound

London Met PhD student founds charity, providing bespoke music instruments and workshops where disabled people make a new kind of community music.

Great Dryer design wows at London Design Festival

Furniture and Product Design graduate, Mandie Beuzeval, has had a great success at the 2017 London Design Festival with her 'Great Dryer'.

Fine Art Alumnus presents solo exhibition at Beers London

A Cass Fine Art alumnus presents a solo exhibition, called Real Reality, at Beers London.

Cass alumna wins Goldsmiths’ Fair New Design Award

Jewellery Design graduate wins a prestigious award at the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017.

Architecture tutor appears on Channel 4’s Grand Designs

An architect who lectures at London Met’s Art, Architecture and Design school, The Cass, appeared on Grand Designs earlier this month.

Theatre Arts senior lecturer exhibits in Venice

Senior lecturer, Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso, exhibited Precarious Balance / Equilibrio Precario at ArteSpazioTempo in Venice.

The Cass has landed

School celebrates it's coming together with series of exhibition and events attended by hundreds.

The Broken Pastoral

New solo exhibition of night photography by The Cass alumnus David George.

Entrer: Five architectures in Belgium

The Cass hosts an immersive exhibition exploring the diversity of Belgian architecture.

Cass Starters at SCP

A group of graduates from The Cass, who took part in the successful Cass Starters project, will be exhibiting with SCP as part of the London Design Festival.

Jaykoe Exhibits

Artist Jaykoe , an alumnus of MA Fine Art at The Cass has two imminent exhibitions