Design District London's blueprints unveiled
Plans for London’s first purpose-built district designed for the creative industries have been unveiled by the developers.
The Design District on Greenwich Peninsula will offer a permanent base for more than 1,800 creatives in a range of architect-designed workspaces at “affordable rents,” said Knight Dragon.
The new one-hectare site is also hopes to be a new cultural destination for London, with open workshops and studios set around a series of courtyards and a central public square.
With a transparent market hall at its centre, the Design District’s visitors will be able to explore the workshops, rooftop terraces, design studios and, if feeling active, ‘shoot hoops’ on a basketball court.
At the time of writing, rents for the workspaces (such as artists’ studios and flexible desk space), will cost an average of £25 a square foot, and start from £10 per square foot for workshop space.
Eight architectural firms from across Europe were selected to create the low-cost workplaces, which are expected to house a mixture of start-ups, media industry professionals, designers and local businesses.