News / Architecture

Major new arts venue Printworks opens in London’s Canada Water

Printworks-dn-2016-31

Printworks London, a major new 5,000-capacity, 16-acre experimental arts venue, has been unveiled in Canada Water, London. Located in a the former printing facility for the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers, the venue recently hosted Secret Cinema’s Star Wars and 28 Days Later events and Mulberry’s fashion week show in its vast buildings.

If planning permission is granted by Southwark Council, the venue aims to host events across arts, culture, fashion, music, film, food, dance, and more immersive theatre, as well as an in-house music events series. Events would begin from January 2017.

Printworks comprises six different events spaces over multiple levels and a network of interconnected corridors and rooms. These include two sound-proofed Press Halls, where the main printing processes were carried out, and much of the original industrial details have been preserved.

The venue is operated by The Vibration Group working with LWE and Broadwick Live to deliver a programme of cultural events, as well as providing community rehearsal rooms for local collectives and creative groups of any scale.

It forms part of developer British Land’s regeneration of the Docklands area into a “hub for culture and industry”.

Printworks-dn-2016-52

Printworks

Printworks-dn-2016-9

Printworks

Printworks-dn-2016-24

Printworks

Lwecanadawater-3

Printworks

Lwecanadawater-9

Printworks

Lwecanadawater-55

Printworks

Printworks-dn-2016-45

Printworks

Printworks-dn-2016-51

Printworks

Luketaylor-printworks-16

Printworks

Printworks-dn-2016-85

Printworks

Printworks-dn-2016-96

Printworks

Printworks-dn-2016

Printworks