1 year, 6 months ago Year in Review 2017

From welcoming the new Ford smart mobility office to opening Europe's largest innovation centre, we take a look back at 2017 at Here East.

Since we officially opened our doors at Here East over fifteen months ago, we’ve been welcoming great events and new tenants to our growing campus community.  


Over the last twelve months, we’ve seen rapid growth and progress on site from introducing the Here East dedicated shuttle to hosting the launch of London Tech Week where Mayor of London Sadiq Khan opened Plexal.


We’re honoured to have hosted an incredible array of events such as OFFF London, Evening Standard Leading London, the UK launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the two-day Disability Innovation Summit, to name but a few.  


To see the campus busy with innovative thinkers, the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and the global giants of today has been a privilege. Our careful curation of tenants and events on site has lead to new collaborations between big and small and we can’t wait to see what 2018 holds for this this unique community.


Here are a few highlights from 2017:


Our first on-site creative arts space: Studio Wayne McGregor, opened its doors. The impressive new space offers the opportunity for creatives to create, rehearse and experiment, complete with a strong community and education programme to help aspiring creatives get into the industry. 


Ford have opened a new Innovation Office on campus which focuses on smart mobility solutions for Europe. The addition of Ford to our growing campus was an exciting milestone and we can’t wait to see what they produce from their new space.


Online luxury retailer is set to join our campus and will be opening a new tech and design studio with photo bays and film sets so they can double the amount of content for their online output.



Coming up in 2018, we will see the final piece of the Here East jigsaw go into place as our very own 21st century cabinet of curiosities: The Gantry completes. We’re documenting the creation of this incredible and unique build with video updates, photos and more. Follow the story with weekly updates on #GantryStudios and on the dedicated site:

Ladbrokes Coral are establishing a new hub; LC2, which will bring together a newly formed sport-technology team in a 26,336 sq ft tech and innovation hub where they will test, prototype and explore sports tech.


3D tech giant Hobs Studio have announced they will move to our campus from their current base in Old Street. Their new 7,200 sq. ft. 3D printing and virtual reality lab will provide a range of visual and 3D printing services for architects, engineers, property developers and others in the construction industry.


The world’s leading developer of football management games, Sports Interactive, is moving its entire operation to our growing campus. Taking over 13,415 square foot in our Broadcast Centre, the gaming giants will use their new home to deliver the next generation of games.   


We’ve also welcomed someadditions to Canside! With Bucks Barbers and Four Quarters East on site now keeping us trim and entertained!

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