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Our people make us what we are

Here East is home to a vibrant mix of innovators, visionaries and like-minded locals looking to challenge the status quo.

From software developers to modern dancers, from baristas to electronics engineers, from student architects to data scientists – together, we’re working towards a new way of thinking, a better way of doing, and a seamless path to exciting, collaborative opportunities that change the way we live and work.

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Our people make us what we are
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Nicolas Madden
Football Manager Associate Producer & QA Lead

Tenant Spotlight: Sports Interactive

Driving collaboration at Here East


“Moving to Here East has revolutionised the way we work together and has had a really positive impact on our studio's output. Apart from the Olympic legacy, which in itself is an inspiration, the whole space creates an air of collaboration and creativity.”

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Innovation at our core

Our dedicated innovation hub is the beating heart of the Here East campus. Designed as a mini-city, Plexal houses a mix of start-ups, early-stage companies and dedicated innovation programmes. They're all focused on the issues that define our times and draw on a breadth of talent and expertise.

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Plexal

How we’ve evolved

Here East is an innovation and technology campus situated in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Hackney, East London. The former Olympic Media Centre was left in the wake of the 2012 Games, and in 2014 was reinvented, courtesy of a privately funded, £120m regeneration project. Today, the architectural masterstroke unites culture, enterprise, entrepreneurship and education under one roof, whether the focus is dance, digital technology or game development.

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Key facts


  1. 1.2m sq ft of flexible space

  2. 3 discrete buildings

  3. Central Yard area

  4. Canalside setting

Events at Here East

From community huddles to corporate keynotes; from skateboarding demos to VR masterclasses, we regularly host events that speak to our culture of innovation, creativity and technology.

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