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.


15th October 2017

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