Magazine London, the major new venue set to launch in summer 2019, has offered an insight into how it will look
Along with an image revealing the spacious reception area, Magazine London has released its first in a series of videos showcasing the venue’s journey, from concepts to the start of build.
The ground-up project in North Greenwich, just across the road from the Intercontinental London – The O2, will stand on the riverbank with views of Canary Wharf, offering a flexible 3,000 capacity venue (5,394 sq m) suitable for concerts, conferences, exhibitions, product launches, award ceremonies, dinners and more.
In addition to the contemporary indoor space – a sleek blank canvas designed by architect Nissen Richards (the V&A Lecture Theatre, Seoul Opera House) – Magazine London’s USP is the adjoining Showground, a 13,985 sq m landscaped riverside environment with a capacity of 7,000.
The combined indoor and outdoor spaces totals 19,379 sq m, and a capacity of 10,000.
‘Magazine London fits superbly with what we’re doing on Greenwich Peninsula,’ said Knight Dragon Ltd CEO Richard Margree, ‘creating a new London underpinned by creativity, a community with culture and entertainment at its heart.
‘As well as the hugely successful O2 and the Design District opening in 2020, Magazine London adds another dimension, and another destination, to the emerging Peninsula.’
The venue is located less than 300m away from North Greenwich Tube station (just eight minutes from London Bridge), which itself is due to undergo huge redevelopment to create a spectacular glass landmark with homes, offices, shops and a ‘winter garden’.
And while the new, improved station will undoubtedly ease the bottlenecks already generated by events at the nearby O2 Arena, there are concerns about capacity on the Jubilee Line (see musings by citymetric.com and excellent local blog fromthemurkydepths.co.uk).
Broadwick Venues, which collaborated with Vibration Group on the aforementioned Printworks London, has also announced a new venue – Exhibition London – due to open at Westfield London at the end of 2019.