With two floors of space hosting events at Westfield from early 2020
Exhibition London, the spectacular new venue created within the Grade II listed Dimco East Building at Westfield London has opened its doors.
The building has undergone ten months of renovation and redevelopment to create two floors of event space which can hold over 2,000 visitors.
The building was first constructed in 1899 as an an electricity generating station for the London Underground.
It also famously starred as the Acme Factory in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
More recently it has been used as a bus garage as part of White City bus station, before being sold by Transport for London to Westfield.
A collaborative project from Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and venue specialists Broadwick Live, Exhibition London is part of the £8 billion regeneration of White City.
The owners say Exhibition London, a brand-new venue and event space, is now ready for use for exhibitions, conferences, brand activations, and much more.
They describe the venue as " two floors of event space in addition to double height ceilings and custom interior design combined with original heritage features.
" The venue also has two inbuilt bars, reception space, cloakroom facilities and green rooms, and can host events for up to 2,396 standing, 1,365 theatre style and 775 for seated dinners."
The name was chosen because of the site's proximity to the site of the Franco British Exhibition of 1908.
Events are set to take place in the venue from early next year, as 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."
The building before restoration began
November 27, 2019