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Magazine London releases behind the scenes video

The organisers behind Magazine London, London’s new event space set to launch in September 2019, have released the first in a series of videos showcasing the venue’s journey, from initial concept to the start of building.

Venue Lab, the team behind the project, released the video to offer insight into the venue’s creation. The video features representatives from event management company Vibrations Group, architect firms Nissen Richards Studio and graphic design company Carter Studio.

Magazine London will take the form of a flexible 3,000-capacity venue (5,394 square metres) for concerts, conferences, exhibitions, product launches, parties and live events. The ground-up project in North Greenwich will stand on the riverbank with views of Canary Wharf.

“There aren’t many places where you could build a 3,000-capacity venue in London, so that’s a lot of opportunity”

“We were inspired by the view of Canary Wharf,” says Simeon Aldred, creative director of Vibrations Group. “There aren’t many places where you could build a 3,000-capacity venue in London, so that’s a lot of opportunity.”

In addition to the contemporary indoor space, Magazine London brings the adjoining Showground (7,000-cap.), a landscaped environment on the banks of the Thames. Together the spaces span 19,379 square metres, opening up the potential for events, brand activations and festivals requiring an outdoor element.

Building work for Magazine London is already underway. More information about the upcoming venue can be found here.

 


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New 3,000-cap. venue, Magazine London, to open in Greenwich

A new 3,000-capacity music and events venue, Magazine London, is set to open in Greenwich in 2019.

Magazine will be operated by Vibration Group, the company behind Printworks in Canada Water, and is intended to host concerts, parties, exhibitions, conferences and other events.

The Magazine site will also be home to a 7,000-cap. outdoor festival/events site, dubbed the Showground, on the Greenwich peninsula, close to the O2 Arena.

“Working with Knight Dragon is an incredible opportunity,” says Simon Tracey, Vibration Group CEO. “They are an extremely dynamic company with a proven international track record and developments in four continents.

“London is still very much at the forefront of live events globally, and Magazine, with its incredible flexibility both indoor and out, is groundbreaking.”

“As well as the O2… Magazine London adds another dimension, and another destination, to [Greenwich] peninsula”

Richard Margree, CEO of property company Knight Dragon, which has invested a “multimillion-pound” sum into the project, adds: “Magazine London fits superbly with what we’re doing on Greenwich Peninsula: 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.”

“It’s a pivotal moment for Venue Lab and hugely significant for London,” comments Vibration Group’s strategy and creative director, Simeon Aldred. “Greenwich peninsula is a flagship global development and one of the single largest regeneration projects in Europe.

“To be developing a brand new cultural venue here is exciting for us and crucial in place-making, adding to the cultural diversity and investment Knight Dragon are bringing to the area.”

Construction of Magazine London begins December 2018, for an expected opening in summer 2019.

 


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