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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

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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Teesside University London

Professor Craig Gaskell
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise & Knowledge Exchange), Teesside University

Tenant Spotlight: Teesside University London

Helping students to thrive in today’s digital world – locally, nationally, and globally.

“Teesside University is committed to delivering an excellent student and learning experience and takes a proactive approach to developing student entrepreneurship and supporting students to realise and achieve their potential.”

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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. 6,000 people are working and studying here

  3. Electric shuttles connecting Here East to Stratford and Stratford International stations

  4. Established retail mix on Canalside

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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