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London's first purpose-built design district sees Keystone instructed on licensing aspects

Keystone Law’s licensing team has been instructed to advise on a pioneering purpose-built design district in London.

The new one-hectare design district will provide a permanent base for over 1,800 of London’s creatives across a range of affordable architect-designed workspaces at the centre of the riverside site. The design district set within the Greenwich Peninsula scheme, which is being overseen by developer Knight Dragon, will be anchored by 16 buildings. Included as part of the district will be “open house” workshops, rooftop terraces and a basketball court which will be open to visitors, while retail design studios will house a rotating showcase of work created by local designers.

Barrister Gareth Hughes is leading the Keystone team working with Knight Dragon, and alongside Dezeen, in the licensing of several new premises within the eclectic new design district at Greenwich Peninsula which will have a fully transparent market hall at its epicentre.

The creation of the design district is the latest phase in Knight Dragon's 20-year development of Greenwich Peninsula – one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK capital. It will be delivered in a single phase and be open to its first tenants by early 2020.

Gareth said of Keystone’s involvement:

We are delighted to be assisting with such an exciting project. There will be a real mixture of uses within this exciting new space and all the creatives who will be attracted to work in this area will be looking for an enticing assortment of bars and restaurants.

We are currently working on these sites now so that they are part of the mix when the design area launches in 2020.


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