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Printworks London (formerly Harmsworth Quays) was established in the Docklands in 1989 as western Europe’s largest print facility, and for 24 years The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail and Metro newspapers rolled off its presses. This unique site has now embraced a new lease of life, in which the former factory’s warehouses and magnificent Press Halls have been revived as ground-breaking, multi-purpose event spaces. Printworks London comprises 6-acres of private, gated land, with seven event spaces arranged over multiple levels with a maze of corridors and office space. The venue offers over 10,600 sq. m of versatile, industrial event space with a capacity of 6,000 and a 2 am licence on weekends.

A further 998 sq.m of outdoor space is also available, as well as parking for crew and production vehicles. The site offers producers, agencies and brands masses of creative, flexible and inspiring infrastructure. Located in Canada Water, it offers transport links from the City, central London and Canary Wharf. Described by Time Out as one of the city’s most vibrant, post-industrial venues, Printworks is the ultimate blank canvas for conferences, exhibitions, experiential events, concerts, product launches and filming. In 2018 Printworks London hosted 111 events and worked with brands such as Nike, Adidas, We Work, H&M x Moschino, QuickBooks and Mercedes to name but a few.

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THE VANWAY

THE VANWAY

The Vanway once housed the final stage of the printing process, in which vans would collect newspapers hot off the press for UK distribution. With original features, the space is accessed through large, industrial shutter doors. The Vanway is an excellent space for unique product launches and performances.

65m (L) x 21m (W) x 6m (H)
1,407 sq. m
Capacity: 1,200
(Capacities may vary subject to seating, production and activities)

PUBLISHING

PUBLISHING

Publishing was referred to as ‘The Chapel’ in its factory days and still retains original machinery in its ceiling, providing the perfect industrial backdrop for events. With ample power and operational flexibility, this unique space offers the ability to deliver small to large-scale productions, fantastic for filming and experiential events.

66m (L) x 30m (W) x 2.7m (H)
1,980 sq. m
Capacity: 1,200
(Capacities may vary subject to seating, production and activities)

HSBC

HSBC

HSBC stands for ‘High Speed Bagging Company’ and once housed a huge production line for the insertion of CDs, magazines and leaflets into the newspapers by hand. At 2,244 sq. m, this is the largest open floor space within the Printworks complex. Hire of HSBC also includes a number of smaller offices overlooking the space, ideal for production teams and smaller meetings.

66m (L) x 36m (W) and 5m (H).
Capacity: 2,500
2,244 sq. m
(Capacities may vary subject to seating, production and activities)

REEL STORAGE

REEL STORAGE

Reel Storage was built as an extension of the factory to store reels of paper, which is why its interior is more polished than the other warehouses. It offers almost 935 sq. m of open space and an impressive 6.7m ceiling height, making it popular as the main plenary for conferences.

Measurements: 66m (L) x 18m (W) x 6.7m (H)
935 sq. m
Capacity: 1,200
(Capacities may vary subject to seating, production and activities)

THE PRESS HALLS

THE PRESS HALLS

The Press Halls are the jewel in Printworks’ crown and retain original printing press machinery and industrial features. The space is soundproof as it once printed papers 24-hours a day, seven days a week. It is comprised of two areas; The Live Box and Main Hall, when combined offer 3,328 sq. m of floor space that can accommodate larger scale events.

Main Hall: 128m (L) x 13m (W) x 16.8m (H)
Live Box: 82m (L) x 13m (W) x 16.8m (H) 3,328 sq. m
Capacity: 2,500
(Capacities may vary subject to seating, production and activities)

CONTROL ROOM

CONTROL ROOM

Control Room was once the plate making workshop in the print factory and is now a newly refurbished VIP room with slick furnishings and bespoke steel structure bars. Offering 760 sq. m of versatile space, Control Room is ideal for private receptions, filming, intimate dinners and training sessions.

38m (L) x 20m (W) x 3.4m (H)
760 sq. m
Capacity:350
(Capacities may vary subject to seating, production and activities)

CONTAINER YARD

CONTAINER YARD

Container Yard offers 998 sq. m of outdoor space and is enclosed by large black shipping containers, providing the ideal urban backdrop for festival style events featuring street food vendors.

38m (L) x 26m (W) x 5.2m* (H)
*to the lowest point of festoon
998 sq. m
Capacity: 1,000
(Capacities may vary subject to seating, production and activities)

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