Fathom Works

Fathom Works, situated in The Ropewalk, offers business units for the creative industries. Fathom Works also offers meeting room facilities with catering options to suit your needs.

Fathom Works houses 10 Creative Industries Units, 7 of 200 sq ft, priced at £190pcm, 1 of 400sq ft, priced at £350pcm and 2 of 600sq ft, priced at £450pcm.

For information about available units please email here.


Please click here for an aerial map of The Ropewalk and directions for Fathom Works


Unit 3 – David Lund Photography


With a proven track record in graphic design and marketing, combined with my personal passion for photography, I knew that I could push the boundaries of digital imagery and commercial design. With serious investment in cutting edge technology since 1998 and constant experimentation with creative techniques, I am today very excited to introduce the high-end photographic agency that is David Lund Photography. So far, it has been a thrilling journey of discovery, rewarded with high acclaim across varied commercial and artistic sectors.

Today, David Lund Photography offers stunning image capture and manipulation that heralds a new era in dynamic, innovative photographic design. With no large agency overheads, the ethos of DLP is simple: a highly personal, bespoke and cost effective service with the focus always on professional delivery of exemplary creative work.

Unit 6 – Alison Casserly, Natur-ally Yarns & Knitwear

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Alison produces a small, but unique collection of British yarns, dyed naturally in rural Lincolnshire with locally gathered dye-stuffs to create her range of colours, which are then knitted or crocheted into a small range of unique & bespoke garments, accessories and kits.

With many years knitting experience she is keen to pass on her passion & will be running workshops here at the Ropewalk, plus a ‘Clinic’, where you can bring along your knitting or crochet problems, or try out a new technique. Alison also offers 1 : 1 tuition on the Knitting Machine, so if you have one under the bed, or in the loft, she can help you to get it knitting again! Please contact her for details.

Alison also help with design work, pattern-writing & sampling, & has worked with other knitwear designers such as Di Gilpin, Stella & Alf, Anna Soderstrom, Mo & Co, plus she is able to knit to order, so please get in touch if you would like something special made from her yarns.

07828 131581


Unit 8 – MMJ Design




Unit 10 – Pro-Optocam


Our business was formed in 2001 when we embarked upon designing one of the first LED replacements for high powered Infrared illuminators used within the Closed Circuit TV sector.

This remains core of our business activity and we are proud to supply many high end security applications, serving prestigious clients such as the MoD & Environment Agency together with a wide commercial clientele. We also supply “Black Out” illumination to a number of well known Theatres, including The Barbican London & Lyric Belfast. A number of Broadcast TV & Film Production Companies also entrust us to solve their often challenging requirements for Infrared lighting.

Being an electronic engineering business we have developed long standing relationships in a Research & Development capacity on behalf of Oxford University and others, producing cutting edge automated video processing solutions.

We remain one of the few local companies capable of working to component level repairs within the CCTV & security business.

As you can see, we have a varied customer base however all share a common aim, namely to work in partnership with a manufacturer towards an engineered solution.


01652 660888


Unit 12A – Jane White, UC Tuition


New City & Guilds Fashion Courses starting in April – please contact Jane for more details

With a breadth of teaching experience in FE and HE and having worked for many years as a couture designer/dressmaker Jane White set up UCTuition in 2005 to offer flexible and affordable dressmaking and pattern cutting classes and courses. UCTuition is registered as a learning provider with Learn Direct UK.

Students can explore their sewing skills in friendly regular group classes which run weekdays, evening and Saturdays, specialist 2, 3, 4 & 5 day courses focusing on a specific technical area, customised one-to-one sessions and sewing machine and overlocker induction lessons. For students who would like to gain a recognised qualification Jane is registered as an assessment centre for City and Guilds Fashion and Pattern Cutting courses.

UCTuition’s aim is to help you make clothes with stylish individuality and a fantastic fit in a way that fits in with your life.



01652 662053


Unit 14 – Duck Egg Theatre

Duckegg Theatre Company is a Social Enterprise, with its roots in lovely North Lincolnshire, dedicated to the creation of brand-spanking new writing with young people at its heart. Under the direction of playwright Haley Cox, Duckegg has developed links with high profile companies such as the National Theatre and the Royal Court Studio to bring the creation of high quality theatrical work to the Yorkshire and Humber region.

01652 662058


Unit 15 – The Nigel Brown Cookery Academy


Nigel holds these exclusive classes in his very own cookery school kitchen so you can enjoy the pleasure of cooking in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. All the equipment we use is similar to what you will find in domestic kitchens up and down the country so whatever you learn you can recreate in your own home.

We limit our class size to a maximum of 8 so it doesn’t matter whether you’re an accomplished cook or can only switch on a kettle, we have the time to teach everyone some new skills and give you the individual attention you deserve.

All our courses, whether it be a half day session or a full day course with lunch, are fully hands-on and at the end of the class you can take your dishes to enjoy at home.

All courses and classes are held in Nigel’s kitchen at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber. Personalised gift vouchers are available for all our courses if you’d like to treat someone special to the ultimate cookery experience whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or just to say ‘thanks’.

01469 530044