Design District is a collection of 16 buildings designed by eight architects, one minute from North Greenwich station. The district is a thriving home for creative businesses offering permanent and purpose-designed workspaces, co-working within Bureau, Canteen an international food hall and bar, an exciting events programme and more.

Design District

160+ Creative Businesses

Design District provides a permanent space for London’s creatives to come and work together. The District is a hive of activity with a vibrant and engaged community of designers, makers and creators.

Here to keep London creative

The creative industries are at the heart of what makes London great. In London creative communities are under threat from rocketing rent, and are being squeezed out of established creative districts. Design District offers accessible, affordable work space purpose-made to support creative work of all kinds.

Purpose-made space for creative work

Everything about the district is designed to help creative businesses thrive: permanent buildings to provide security and certainty, with flexible leases to enable businesses to grow in one place. There are options from co-working space to clean studios and dirty workshops, along with places to eat and excercise for all to share.

The services creatives really need

Beyond space, Design District hosts a variety of events programmed for creatives. There are also business services available for tenants covering topics that creative industry professionals so often need help with. We also strive to constantly improve our service, behaving more like a world-class R&D department than a landlord. So as London grows, creatives have a permanent place to stay.

Design District In the press

Time Out

London's first rooftop basketball court has opened in Greenwich

22 August 2023

Elle Decoration

Is this the future of the UK's Design Communities?

21 February 2022

Evening Standard

How Greenwich become the capital’s new design epicentre

1 October 2021

The Guardian

Greenwich Design District review – a lesson in how to make somewhere out of nowhere

19 September 2021

The Telegraph

How Greenwich went from East End hinterland to the coolest design destination in London

18 September 2021


London's Design District officially opens to the public

15 September 2021

Financial Times

How London’s Greenwich Peninsula became a bustling Design District

10 September 2021

Architects' Journal

Designing the Greenwich Peninsula’s Design District

26 March 2021

Wallpaper* Magazine

Roz Barr explores post-pandemic office architecture at London’s Design District

10 February 2021


World's Greatest Places

20 July 2021


Design for the future: Helen Arvanitakis

30 April 2020


Visuals revealed of eight architects' Greenwich Design District buildings

12 March 2020


8 Emerging Architects Create an Unexpected Playful Contrast for Greenwich's Design District

7 October 2019

Design Week

Greenwich design district to offer “affordable” workspaces for 1,800 creatives

28 September 2017


Mole Architects Adds Iridescent Facade to Design District Building

5 July 2022

National Geographic

How Greenwich Peninsula became London's newest creative hub

21 March 2022


Design District Team

Emma Mansell

Head of Design District

Alex Howard

Sales Manager

Wietske Helwig

Marketing Manager

Frankie Mason

Marketing and Events Executive

Catriona Duncan

Property and Facilities Manager

Sasha Walters

Community Manager

Ophelia Mensah

Design District Management Accountant

Amy Roberts

Design District Coordinator

Getting here

Design District is easily reached from across London and beyond, one minute from North Greenwich underground station.


The Gateway Pavilions
Peninsula Square
Greenwich Peninsula
London SE10 0SQ


We’re committed to offering solutions for visitors with disabilities and aim to create an enjoyable working experience for all tenants and visitors.


The closest tube station in North Greenwich (30 metres). On the 24-hour Jubilee line, it gets you to London Bridge in 8 minutes and Waterloo in 11 minutes.


Travel along the Thames to Tate Modern, Tate Britain or Woolwich.

Emirates Air Line Cable Car

Connecting the Design District to the Royal Docks (near ExCel London) and the DLR.


North Greenwich bus station is a major hub providing direct links across the city.