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Thursday, September 16 2021 - 03:43
Design District, A New Permanent Home For The Creative Industries Opens On Greenwich Peninsula, London
LONDON, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Offering Innovative Workspace And Affordable Rent To Support The Future Growth 
Of This Economically Important Sector.

The UK capital’s first ever permanent, purpose-designed home for the creative 
industries, Design District, opens today. Conceived by entrepreneurial 
place-makers, Knight Dragon, this much anticipated, innovative and expansive 
workspace has been designed to foster creativity and collaboration, with 
affordable rent and purposeful design focused on supporting the creative sector.

Marking a pivotal moment in the creative history of the capital, it is the 
third neighbourhood on Greenwich Peninsula, a bold, new landscape within 
London. Made up of an eclectic mix of 16 different buildings, designed by eight 
forward-thinking architects from around the globe, it is a dedicated district 
aiming to preserve and stimulate the creative innovation and enterprise that 
has been integral to London’s global identity for centuries.
An ecosystem that can house 1,800 creatives, including individual makers, 
ambitious start-ups, ground- breaking enterprises, and industry leaders, the 
district offers a number of different working spaces. A mix of creative 
enterprises, brands, and individuals are already calling it home, from 
QUEERCIRCLE, an LGBTQ+ led non-profit, Concept Kicks, a footwear-design 
research project and publication founded by Daniel Bailey and Brace Yourself 
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 
focus for us. Design District is an exciting and important step towards 
supporting businesses and individuals through all stages of growth, providing a 
much-needed home –  at a crucial time for ideas-sharing, connection-building 
and innovation – all of which have suffered greatly over the last 18 months.” 
Kerri Sibson, Director, Greenwich Peninsula.

Design District will sit alongside a new food destination Canteen, offering a 
mix of international food and drink, The Basketball Court, a rooftop area to 
play whilst soaking up some of London’s most iconic views, NOW Gallery, the 
Peninsula’s progressive on-site art gallery, which has welcomed many innovative 
exhibitions and collaborators over the years such as Camille Walala and Molly 
Goddard, The Tide, London’s first elevated park and public art trail, with 
several significant sculptures by world-renowned artists such as Damien Hirst, 
and Bureau, London’s new members’ club for the creative industries and the 
city’s first On/Off Office, catering to the new world of flexible working 
routines within businesses.
With the arrival of Design District, it’s clear the vision for Greenwich 
Peninsula remains fused to the future and committed to creativity and 


Greenwich Peninsula is fast becoming the capital’s most boldly modern 
landscape. Find out more here 

Conceived and developed by Knight Dragon, Design District is London’s first 
permanent, purpose-built hub for the creative industries. Find out more here 

Coinciding with the London Design Festival, Design District’s opening on the 
15th September will be marked with a special launch night event followed by 
Design District Creates – an exclusive programme taking place over 21–23 
September and free for all to attend. Find out more here 

Knight Dragon is an entrepreneurial urban regenerator and property developer. 
They create places, build properties, and invest in related projects that bring 
new ideas and set new standards for urban living. Find out more here 

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Source: Greenwich Peninsula