The Design District, London's most stylish new postcode, has officially opened in Greenwich Peninsula – and it's set to reshape the city's creative landscape for good.
From yesterday, September 15th, the district has launched a series of events that aim to introduce individuals to the communities statement architecture and inspiring public spaces that will fuel design ventures for decades ahead.
The opening also marks the start of London Fashion Week, which begins today, September 16th, and the London Design Festival. With its fashionable new tenants and maze of beautiful structures, we're quite sure the tenants from the designer district will reshape our modern home decor ideas of the future.
Comprising of an eclectic collection of 16 buildings – designed by eight global architects – the community will stand as a permanent home for London's creatives just a short hop from North Greenwich Underground station.
The district offers studios, floors, or entire buildings for designers, artists, and other creatives who can rent these spaces for £5 (approximately $6.90) per square foot for the first 12 months. Developers, Knight Dragon, anticipate these affordable spaces will promote creative Londoners to rebuild their labels following the pandemic.
The Design District's founding vision is of a symbiotic ecosystem of creative industry businesses, including the first tenants, QUEERCIRCLE, the LGBTQ+ non-profit organization that aims to strengthen links between culture, health, and wellbeing.
The district also includes Bureau, London's new members' club, and workspace that is designed with creativity and productivity in mind. Yes, this is the starting point for many future interior trends.
'We wanted to create a space where we can nurture and nourish the creative industries, somewhere that creative freelancers could find a home and meet colleagues,' explains the director of Design District, Helen Arvanitakis. 'It will give you all the tools and the space to grow, from a sole practitioner to a small team – and beyond.'
Beyond these workspaces, the district boasts a large canteen for visitors – housed in a striking transparent, caterpillar-like structure, naturally.
More information about the opening events and tenants is available at The Design District.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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