Scale Space Monthly Gazette
A busy start to the year...
We've had a busy start to the year with the clock ticking down to the grand opening of Scale Space in 2020. So, what's happened to date? The first few months of 2019 have seen us complete all the infrastructure and groundworks - in March we erected the first pieces of steelwork, and so far in April we’ve installed 50% of the modules and have also started the external cladding works.
April was all about interior design!
Meanwhile, we're also very busy preparing the building’s day-to-day operations and are finding great partners to help us deliver a number of key amenities like food and beverages. We all know a good cup of coffee gets your day going!
Some of you may already know that the interior design and installation works for the common areas have been awarded to Office Principles who have over 25 years’ experience in workplace interior design, office fit-out and space planning.
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What’s new in White City?
Since the beginning of the year, we’ve seen our White City community getting bigger and bigger with exciting companies relocating to the area and new cultural and leisure operators opening.
In February, Publicis Media began to move its six UK media agencies to BBC television centre. As Sue Frogley, UK Chief Executive of Publicis Media, said: “The place has got a real buzz, with BBC Worldwide and ITV studios and lots of start-ups”. With over 2,000 staff eventually moving over from Publicis, this will surely benefit the entire White City community.
White City grew even more fashionable in March when Ralph & Russo announced the relocation of their headquarters from Chelsea to White City Place, which is already home to Yoox Net-a-Porter, the online fashion retailer.
Finally, in April we were very proud to see one of our JV partners, Imperial College London, opening its £167 million Molecular Sciences Research Hub on the College’s White City Campus. The Molecular Sciences Research Hub was opened by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, alongside Imperial’s President Alice Gast. This new research hub will be home to 800 scientists, engineers and clinicians, addressing global challenges in energy, sustainability and healthcare.
What else has happened in White City? Well, it’s also been announced that no less than 3 new cultural and entertainment venues will be opening before the end of the year!
W12 Studios, a 450-person capacity venue featuring food, drinks and live music has opened in White City Place and has already established itself as the area’s new ‘foodie-plus’ hotspot.
This summer, after the success of its King's Cross venue, Troubadour is opening a new 1,200 seat theatre space in White City. Works on setting up the awesome Meccano-style structure are underway and it looks highly impressive!
Finally, Printworks has announced the opening of a 3000-capacity venue in White City by the end of the year, which will host live music events, exhibitions, award ceremonies and much more!