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London's home for making

Making is the future.
This belief defines Here East.

Now the emerging breed of innovators and digital makers, in companies big and small, need a habitat to call their own. Somewhere they can cluster, grow and thrive alongside each other.

That place is right here.

The first place of its kind

Here East is a place of immense possibility: 1.2 million sq ft of commercial space, set in a beautiful canalside location in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, on the fringe of Hackney Wick.
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Based in the former Olympic Press and Broadcast Centre, Here East inherited a data and connectivity infrastructure that's unrivalled in Europe. This has been further developed for the future benefit of all our residents.

Here in east London

East London is the creative hub of the capital, with thousands of start-ups and tech giants already drawn to its famously inventive, creative and industrious culture.

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Here East is the ideal space and focus for the making community to continue this tidal wave of innovation.

Here East is the ideal space and focus for the making community to continue this tidal wave of innovation.

Versatile spaces

Made for work

Here East is a meeting point, where creative businesses growing in scale join businesses of scale growing in creativity.
Businesses of scale growing in creativity
Creative businesses growing in scale
This is a unique time for business. New digital tools and techniques are disrupting and challenging established models, and creating entirely new ways of doing business. To help our residents keep up with the pace of change, our workspaces have been designed to encourage collaboration and learning.

An education hub

We're making sure that the next generation of makers and digital innovators can be moulded right here.

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Loughborough University and Hackney Community College are already committed to delivering high-calibre education and digital apprenticeship opportunities respectively on campus. With a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, both institutions share our vision for the future.

Loughborough University and Hackney Community College are already committed to delivering high-calibre education and digital apprenticeship opportunities respectively on campus. With a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, both institutions share our vision for the future.

Space to refuel

We realise that as much care goes into creating a great loaf of bread as goes into making great software, and we know the role freshly-brewed coffee plays in modern start-up culture.

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Look forward to interesting restaurants, pop-up food retailers and the ideal spots for a communal after-work beer (or two). We even have a number of tailor-made places where food and drink producers who share our love of making can base their production, warehousing and retail.

Look forward to interesting restaurants, pop-up food retailers and the ideal spots for a communal after-work beer (or two). We even have a number of tailor-made places where food and drink producers who share our love of making can base their production, warehousing and retail.

Inspiration at every turn

Culture plays a vital role in bringing our community together and defining what we represent. This ranges from world-class events, talks and eclectic exhibitions in our Conference Centre, to an evolving collective of makers in our very own creative hive, The Gantry.
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Our founding pioneers

A community of pioneering companies and institutions have already committed to join us at Here East. We’re proud to provide these anchor partners with the space and support they need to flourish.
A community of pioneering companies and institutions have already committed to joining us at Here East.
BT launched their ground-breaking TV service at Here East and are now broadcasting from here 24/7.
Loughborough University are bringing their first ever London campus here in 2015, dedicated to postgraduate study, executive courses and research.
Deep in the heart of Here East, InfinitySDC have taken advantage of our unrivalled connectivity to create their latest, and London's most connected, data centre: something all tenants can benefit from.

What's happening

Oct '14
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The future

East London has a grand history of industry and a culture of creativity. We’re proud to continue that tradition.

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As we grow, we will continue to cultivate creative talent and create new jobs for the local community and beyond, while inspiring future generations to join us in the making revolution.

Here East can become more than just a physical space. It can be a symbol of excellence; a marque that consumers know, trust and respect. Quality products and services, made here in east London.

The future

East London has a grand history of industry and a culture of creativity. We’re proud to continue that tradition. As we grow, we will continue to cultivate creative talent and create new jobs for the local community and beyond, while inspiring future generations to join us in the making revolution.

Here East can become more than just a physical space. It can be a symbol of excellence; a marque that consumers know, trust and respect. Quality products and services, made here in east London.

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Adestination
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Covering a space the size of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens combined, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is one of the most ambitious landscape projects the capital has ever seen. With some of the best transport links in London, it's set to become a new home and workplace for thousands, and a new destination for millions.

Now, after an 18-month makeover, the park is once again open to the public. Over 4,000 new trees have been planted, four new outdoor spaces have been added and everything from biking trails, sports venues, tours and playgrounds are ready and waiting to be explored.

When complete, the park will offer:

  • Five world-class sporting events
  • Five residential neighbourhoods
  • The International Quarter, with four million square feet of workspace
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  • Westfield Stratford City: Northern Europe's largest urban shopping mall
  • Rapid transport links

Builtfor
thefuture

During the 2012 Olympics, the Press and Broadcast Centres became a 24-hour media hub. Housing around 20,000 broadcasters, photographers and journalists, they helped to bring the unparalleled excitement of the Games to an estimated four billion people worldwide.

Designed with flexibility and future use in mind, their unrivalled connectivity infrastructure and state-of-the-art utilities are now able to accommodate a wide range of potential tenants and uses. First of which are the major new TV service BT Sport, and Infinity SDC who will creating one of London’s largest data centres.

BT Sport, who began broadcasting in August 2013, have set up three studios, 20 edit suites, three main interoperable galleries, four sports galleries and a 160 strong audience holding area. With coverage including top flight Barclays Premier League football and Aviva Premiership Rugby matches, they provide a constant reminder of the sporting feats witnessed during the centre’s illustrious Olympic past.

InfinitySDC meanwhile are set to make full use of our position as one of the most connected sites in Europe. They are creating one of the largest and most efficient data centres in Europe, covering an impressive 150,000 sq. ft of technical space. A range of expandable data centre solutions will be available in 2015, all fed by multiple power grids to provide exceptional power resilience.

Outstanding
workspaces

New ideas need the right environment to succeed – and that’s precisely what our work spaces have been designed for. With unparallelled connectivity, aesthetically inspiring layouts and all the smart touches our maker community require, everything’s in place for businesses to thrive.

For startups:

Our Innovation Centre will offer flexible co-working spaces, as well as managed incubation services for select business ideas. This will include access to appropriate mentoring, skills and the facilities that modern makers demand.

For small, but established companies:

We have studios and office space available from 1000 to 5000 sq ft in various configurations and locations. Flexible lease terms are available in response to the fast-moving markets our residents find themselves in.

For our larger residents:

Large and growing businesses need spaces that can match their ambitions. Our selection of big, open and spacious working environments with high ceilings and large feature windows offer versatility, no matter what your requirements.

Loughborough
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In September 2015, Loughborough University opens its brand new London campus at Here East; a new destination for postgraduate study, research, enterprise and innovation.

Loughborough University in London will offer a variety of courses for UK and overseas students, covering six key teaching themes:

  • Business, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Digital technologies
  • Virtual engineering / digital manufacturing
  • Media and creative industries
  • Sports management
  • Design management

Visit lborolondon.ac.uk

TheUK'sfirst
DigitalApprentices

Hackney Community College is opening a brand new Digital Academy for Tech City Apprentices at Here East in 2015.

This programme provides local students with the skills to take advantage of jobs in the growing digital and technology sector and gives them the opportunity to work with some of the most innovative and creative companies and entrepreneurs based at Here East.

Hackney Community College will be our leading apprenticeship provider, training apprentices in a number of areas, from hospitality to business administration and high level IT.

Visit hackney.ac.uk

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At Here East, food choices are about more than just food – they represent who we are and what is yet to come.

The spirit of the maker movement looms large, from our artisan food suppliers and locally sourced delicacies, through to the fresh meals made daily on-site by hand and the fiercely independent restaurateurs.

It’s not just about discovering new flavours though. Our communal eating spaces help people to make new connections, and provide the local community with a glimpse into how our space has developed.

Aspaceto
inspire

Our conference centre is much more than just a space for hire.

It’s where we come together to celebrate innovation, find inspiration and share ideas with some of the major players in the worldwide maker community.

With high ceilings and high-end conferencing technology (just as you’d expect from Here East) this versatile space is ideal for product launches, talks, screenings, exhibitions and presentations.

Madehere

The Gantry is made up of a vertical collection of specialist studios.

Embodying the making spirit, many of these carefully curated artists, designers and craftspeople will be making and selling their own items on campus.

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