Plans have been announced to open a new music venue in White City.
Exhibition London will be based in the Grade II listed Dimco East building at Westfield London. The space will create new jobs for local residents and give local young people more opportunities in the arts.
Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts said “Exhibition London is an exciting addition to our thriving arts scene.
Local residents regardless of their background will benefit from this major new music venue in White City. We want all our residents to share in the prosperity we’re bringing to the borough as we make H&F a go-to destination.”
The development of the space is a result of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s Industrial Plan which aims to make H&F a place where new developments and investment offer real benefits for local residents.
Simeon Aldred, Creative Director of Exhibition London said “Barbican meets the Roundhouse is the best way to describe our latest venue,
We will have gigs headlined by top artists, classical music, jazz, gospel and lots more.
Things are now going west. White City is an exciting new destination emerging in London which includes the Troubadour White City Theatre which is due to open shortly down the road.
We would like to give young people the opportunity to get involved in the arts with us. It could be showing them how a show is put together, setting up a stage, lighting to artist liaison. We’re also looking to take on paid interns and apprenticeships from the local community.”
Michel Dessolain, COO Europe for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, added: “Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield creates unique and innovative destinations globally where our customers can shop, dine, be entertained and connect. Our partnership with Broadwick Venues, one of the biggest players in the events industry in the UK, and through the support of H&F Council, will deliver an amazing new entertainment experience and will be a leading new events venue in London.”
The venue is due to open in November and will have a standing capacity of 3000.