3D tech giant Hobs Studio have announced they are to move operations to our campus
We're thrilled to announce that Hobs Studio, the UK’s largest 3D printing bureau, has chosen our campus as the new home for its London headquarters.
Hobs will move to Here East from its current Old Street base. The new 7,200 sq. ft. 3D printing and virtual reality lab will employ around 30 people and provide a range of visual and 3D printing services for architects, engineers, property developers and others in the construction industry. Hobs Studio’s move to Here East will mean the relocation of all of their London 3D printing facilities, including the largest 3D printer of its kind in the UK.
We’re already home to Plexal, Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem, Loughborough University London and BT Sport. We recently announced that both Sports Interactive and Ladbrokes Coral are relocating to our campus. Ford Motors is also set to open its European Smart Mobility Office and luxury fashion retailer MATCHESFASHION.COM has lined up new photography and filming studios.
Here East’s mission is to bring organisations together, from disruptors to established brands, small start-ups to multi-nationals. Spanning the creative, technological and construction sectors, Hobs perfectly encapsulates this mission and we look forward to seeing the results of its collaboration with our existing tenants.
Hobs are also planning to initiate a 3D academy that will help build a talent pool of 3D specialists in an industry that has identified a substantial skills gap. LLDC are interested in exploring how to support the academy to enable local people from across the community around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to get the industry-led skills training they need for high-value jobs across different sectors.
We wanted to be part of East London’s thriving creative scene and Here East was the natural choice for our new headquarters as we looked to expand in the years ahead.
In the spirit of collaboration, we are looking forward to our affiliation with the Digital Engineering and Test Centre (DETC) and we hope to collaborate further with other tenants at Here East like Loughborough University and UCL.
The Studio aims to relocate onto the campus by the end of the year.
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