Following ten months of renovation and redevelopment London’s newest venue and event space, Exhibition London, is now complete and ready to welcome organisers for conferences, award ceremonies, product launches, brand activations, filming, exhibitions and much more.
Named after its proximity to the site of the Franco British Exhibition of 1908, the Grade II listed Dimco building at Westfield London was first built in 1899 as an engine house for Central London Railways and later used as a bus shelter.
Following extensive development, Exhibition London now has a new lease of life as a venue – organisers can find 1,271 square metres of event space over two floors, including a reception space, two inbuilt bars, cloakroom facilities and green rooms.
Exhibition London – a collaborative project from Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Broadwick Live – can accommodate 2,396 standing, 1,365 theatre-style and 775 for seated dinners.
Solely responsible for all corporate venue hire management at Exhibition London, full-service agency Venue Lab is now taking bookings for events from January 2020 onwards.
Broadwick Live’s director and Venue Lab’s CEO, Simon Tracey said: “I am excited to be bringing this amazing new venue to market as I feel London lacks spaces of this size. Although Exhibition London is a Grade II listed building, we have carefully designed it to be a tailor made event space with luxury features to enhance its original heritage characteristics. I hope it will play a key role in the White City regeneration project, helping to further identify the area as a mixed-use development, a place to live, work and play.”
Work to transform the building into a new events space has included designing a mezzanine floor which sits independently from the external walls; retaining an original gantry crane – famed for its starring role when the building was used as the Acme Factory in the 1988 cult classic ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’, fitting a new acoustically rated roof, retaining the existing windows, and installing a system of acoustic louvres.