SPPARC joins our cultural destination discussions in April

London is always in competition internationally but also within the UK to attract visitors and tourists to the capital and so we are very much looking forward to Trevor Morriss, Principal at SPPARC speaking at our Future Cities Forum at The Goldsmiths' Hall, City of London, about the £1 billion project to redevelop the famous and historic exhibition halls - Olympia London - into a world leading cultural hub.

Award winning architecture practices SPPARC and Heatherwick Studio are leading on the design and implementation of the project which will create more than 3,000 new construction jobs over the next five years in addition to approximately 5,400 new jobs for the borough when it is completed.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council gave the green light to the new development, owned by YOO Capital and Deutsche Finance International, to turn the halls into a destination with leading hotels and restaurants, performance venues and state-of-the-art office space. The first tenants will move in by 2023. The site covers fourteen acres and will see an extra two and a half acres of new public space created. Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE have been appointed as leasing advisers on the project.