About

Design District is a collection of 16 buildings designed by eight architects, set in the heart of Greenwich Peninsula. Opening 2021, it will offer a permanent and purpose-designed work space for the creative industries.

Design District

A thriving home for ideas

Design District will provide a new space for London’s creatives to come and work together. A magnetic centre of activity with a vibrant and engaged community of designers, makers and creators – from architects and artists to graphic, fashion and digital designers, gaming professionals, musicians and many more.

Here to keep London creative

The creative industries are at the heart of what makes London great. But London is also one of the most expensive cities in the world. Creative communities are under threat from rocketing rent, and are being squeezed out of even some more recently formed creative districts. The Design District is here to help keep London creative, by offering an accessible workplace 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. That includes permanent buildings to provide security and certainty, plus flexible leases to enable businesses to grow or shrink in one place. Our work spaces are naturally ventilated with huge north-light windows. There are options from co-working space to clean studios and dirty workshops, along with a materials library, photographic studio, recording studio and places to eat and do sport for all to share.

The services creatives really need

Beyond space, we will have a programme of events specially curated for our tenants. We will also have business services available from experts in intellectual property, employment law, tax and other topics that creative industries so often need help with. And we will strive to constantly improve this service; behaving more like a world-class R&D department than a landlord.

So as our city grows, creatives have a permanent place to stay.

Architecture

Extraordinary buildings. The needs of creatives put front and centre. Design District is an offer that’s entirely new for London. Meet the architects.

The 16 buildings in the district have been designed by creatives, for creatives. The architects prioritised natural ventilation, high ceilings, north-facing lights and pedestrian movement for a healthy and happy workplace. The brief to the architects was to create a space that they would like to work in themselves. The project’s novel and exciting approach involved each practice working in a silo, overseen by HNNA founder Hannah Corlett.