So I'm doing a cost analysis of a milling machine for the space.
There are two realistic options for us - the WM-14, and WM-16 mills.
Cost: £835 (inc VAT)
Table size: 500x120mm
Dimensions: 600 x 460 x 800mm
Motor power: 500w
Cost: £998 (inc VAT)
Table size: 700x180mm
Dimensions: 950 x 590 x 930mm
Motor power: 750w
The WM-16 is of course a more capable machine, but I (personally) am unsure of the justification of cost. We don't necessarily need a bigger, heavier machine - especially with a smaller space with limited access.
The other side to consider is that we'll need some additional accessories for operation; and then there's a few accessories that could be considered initially to expand the usability.
Probably mandatory accessories:
End mills (£26 from Warco, can be sourced elsewhere) - probably essential. These are sundries, you break one you buy a new one.
Milling vice (£58 from Warco) - for holding something to mill.
Probably optional accessories:
Clamp Kit (£39 from Warco) - useful for bigger things.
Rotary table (£56 from Warco) - handy for making round things, expands the usability of the mill.