Design District, a new permanent home for the creative industries opens on London’s Greenwich Peninsula
Providing innovative workspace and affordable rent to support the future growth of this economically important sector.
LONDON, September 15, 2021 / CNW / – The UK’s first permanent and purpose-built home for the creative industries, Design District, opens today. Designed by entrepreneurial place-maker Knight Dragon, this highly anticipated, innovative and expansive workspace has been designed to foster creativity and collaboration, with affordable rent and focused design focused on supporting the creative sector.
Marking a pivotal moment in the creative history of the capital, it is the third district on Greenwich Peninsula, a daring new landscape in London. Comprised of an eclectic mix of 16 different buildings, designed by eight avant-garde architects from around the world, it is a dedicated district aimed at preserving and stimulating the creative innovation and enterprise that are an integral part of that of London global identity for centuries.
An ecosystem that can house 1,800 creatives, including individual creators, ambitious start-ups, innovative companies and industry leaders, the district offers a number of different workspaces. A mix of creative companies, brands and individuals already inhabit it, from QUEER CIRCLE, a non-profit organization run by LGBTQ +, Conceptual kicks, a shoe design research project and a publication founded by Daniel Bailey and Prepare PR, an independent music brand with an enviable roster from Manic Street Preachers to breakthrough talents like Bodega.
“Making art, culture and design accessible and inclusive will always be a priority for us. Design District is an exciting and important step in supporting businesses and individuals at all stages of growth, providing a much needed home – at a crucial time for idea sharing, connection building and innovation – who have all suffered greatly in the past 18 months. ” Kerri sibson, Director, Greenwich Peninsula.
Design District will rub shoulders with a new gastronomic destination Canteen, offering a mix of international food and drink, The basketball court, a space on the roof to play while soaking up that of London most emblematic views, Gallery NOW, the on-site progressive art gallery of the peninsula, which has hosted many exhibitions and innovative collaborators over the years, such as Camille Walala and Molly goddard, The tide, that of London first elevated park and public art trail, with several important sculptures by world famous artists such as Damien hirst, and Office, that of London a new membership club for the creative industries and the city’s first On / Off office, responding to the new world of flexible work routines within companies.
With the arrival of Design District, it is clear that the vision of Greenwich Peninsula remains focused on the future and committed to creativity and innovation.
NOTES TO EDITORS
IN REGARDS TO GREENWICH PENINSULA
Greenwich Peninsula is fast becoming the most daringly modern landscape in the capital. Find out more here.
ABOUT THE DESIGN DISTRICT
Designed and developed by Knight Dragon, Design District is that of London first permanent pole dedicated to the creative industries. Find out more here.
ABOUT DESIGN DISTRICT CREATE
Coinciding with the London Design Festival, the opening of the Design District on September 15 will be marked by a special launch party followed by Design District creates – an exclusive program taking place from September 21 to 23 and free for all. Find out more here.
ABOUT KNIGHT DRAGON
Knight Dragon is an entrepreneurial urban regenerator and real estate developer. They create places, build properties and invest in related projects that bring new ideas and set new standards for city living. Find out more here.
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