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New Cultural Space, Printworks, To Open In 2017
Christian Eede , November 22nd, 2016 14:50

The new venue is housed in the old press halls of The Metro and Evening Standard

London is getting a new warehouse venue, Printworks, early next year.

Launching in January, the 5,000-capacity space has been described as an "experimental, multi-purpose cultural destination," and is set to host club nights as well as a number of other cultural events.

The 16-acre building is situated in Canada Water and used to house a newspaper printing works with the team at LWE, who will programme the club events, keen to maintain as many as the original features of the building as possible. The company is partnering with fellow promoter Broadwick Live to program the multiple events which will take place across the building, and there are plans for it to be a multi-use space that will also host live gigs, food festivals, exhibitions and more.

"Our first site visit blew our minds," said LWE in a statement. "It was so hard to keep it under wraps for so long. We have been looking for spaces in London for almost 10 years now and nothing has come close to this."

The team have set out on creating a sound system that will suit the venue's layout and have big plans for how to employ lighting in the building's club spaces. The first round of club events will be announced on December 1 and a 10-week series of parties will begin in January.