28 Feb 2019
Edgy, vast and versatile; a warehouse space is an impactful choice for mid to large-scale events. Whether it’s a product launch, exhibition, filming venue or unit base, there’s nothing quite like a London warehouse space to give instant character; it’s the perfect blank canvas to imprint your event vision.
Some of our spaces are traditional industrial warehouses with a working history, such as Printworks London, the former printing press rooms for some of the UK’s biggest newspapers. Venue Lab has taken this traditional warehouse building and brought it firmly into the 21st century, hosting everything from car launches and live music events to large-scale awards ceremonies and filming for music videos. Other warehouse venues, such as Dock X London and Magazine London, are new builds, offering great functionality while also maintaining an industrial look and feel, perfect for conferences, product launches, exhibitions and large-scale events. Venue Lab prides ourselves on our varied array of venues, with each of the warehouse spaces in our portfolio offering something utterly unique to our clients.
Dock X London is a newly converted warehouse space set overlooking the water’s edge in Canada Water, just five minutes from London Bridge Underground station. Featuring 6.8 metre high ceilings, its 1,500-person capacity makes this an ideal large conference venue, offering space for everything from award dinners, brand events and activations, to team building activities, and even car launches, thanks to its drive-in vehicle access. The ultimate blank canvas, this is a fantastic addition to London’s large flexible venue spaces and is an ideal location for filming; think the spaciousness and feel of a warehouse with the facilities (such as WiFi, heating and a production office) of a more conventional venue.
Magazine London is a new purpose-built large-scale event space opening in summer 2019; at 260,260 sq. ft, with an indoor capacity of 3,000 people, it’s the largest of its kind in London. Set in the heart of the Greenwich Peninsula, with cityscape views of Canary Wharf, it offers clean lines and large functional spaces on which you can make your mark. Featuring black walls, polished concrete floors and an eight-metre high ceiling, the first space is highly adaptable, with a removable staging infrastructure allowing for different seating and event types. In contrast, the second space features floor-to-ceiling glass windows, with unparalleled views of the Thames, the Canary Wharf skyline and The Showground, the venue’s third and final space with an outdoor capacity of 7,000 people suited to all manner of outdoor events. Magazine London also benefits from a location in front of Alex Chinneck’s famed steel sculpture, The Pylon, which is illuminated at night for a brilliant backdrop to the entire space. We are now taking enquires for this new venue.
Famously the former news press for the Daily Mail, Evening Standard and Metro, Printworks London has been repurposed to great effect as a spectacular 119,200 sq. ft industrial warehouse space. With no fewer than six different spaces set on multiple levels, it’s rightly a popular choice for all manner of conferences, exhibitions, product launches and fashion shows. thanks to its excellent accessibility, private grounds and world-class in-house production team. All rooms are interlinked, making this the ultimate choice for experiential events, and smaller rooms on the site can also be used to host VIPs or as green rooms.
Printworks is regularly used to host large-scale live music and DJ events thanks to a 1 am Monday to Thursday license and its well-earned reputation for a state-of-the-art sound and lighting set-up. It’s also been featured in multiple movies including The Avengers: The Age of Ultron and Tomorrow Never Dies, as well as ads for Rimmel and Aero Bubblephone, filming space for The Apprentice and music videos for the likes of the Chemical Brothers and Skepta.