Based at Here East in the former Press and Broadcast Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, Plexal is the innovation destination for startups, scaleups and enterprises. Designed as a mini-city, Plexal comes complete with a town hall, events stage, indoor park and much more.

Spaces at Plexal

  • 1 - 45m2 (12 - 484ft2)
  • 20 - 250 people
  • Ddisabled access

BOARDROOM

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20 person boardroom complete with chairs, conference table, presentation AV.

  • 20 people
  • D disabled access

MAKERS YARD

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Makers' Yard is a vast space dedicated to testing, creating and bringing ideas to life. This is where Plexal member BuffaloGrid develops the hardware for its Hub, which has been shortlisted for a Beazley Designs of the Year award. It's also hosted innovation workshops, breakout sessions and rehearsals for an installation featuring robots and ballet dancers that went on to the V&A.

  • 1m2 (12ft2)
  • 50 - 60 people
  • D disabled access

INNOVATION HUB

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Sitting opposite Makers' Yard and overlooking the Here East campus, Innovation Hub is where ideas are born and solutions uncovered. It's a popular destination for private roundtables, workshops and breakout sessions during events. It's also conveniently located right next to our coffee and tea point.

  • 5m2 (50ft2)
  • 50 - 60 people
  • D disabled access

CENTRE STAGE

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Plexal is an events destination and innovation centre for startups, scaleups and enterprises. We host everything from intimate drinks receptions and meetups to large-scale conferences, trade shows and launches. Surrounded by academic institutions, creatives and media companies at Here East, we're part of a growing tech cluster forming at Stratford. Designed as a mini-city, Plexal boasts an indoor park, high street, events space, meeting rooms, a 20-seater boardroom, Makers' Yard (dedicated to rehearsals, prototyping and workshops), events stage and bleachers, which are ideal for meetups.

  • 45m2 (484ft2)
  • 75 - 250 people
  • D disabled access

Visitors to Plexal are instantly wowed by the sheer scale of the venue, the natural light flooding the building and the innovation that's gone into its design. But it's perhaps being surrounded by ambitious entrepreneurs in the space that hosted sporting heroes during the 2012 Olympic Games that most inspires. We recently hosted the launch of the government's Clean Growth Strategy, the Stemettes Monster Confidence Conference and networking drinks for Deloitte. Companies like Ford have also made use of our state-of-the art, 20-seater boardroom.

  • 45m2 (484ft2)
  • 75 - 250 people
  • D disabled access

Plexal has a dedicated exhibition space for artists, makers or brands to showcase their ideas and work. Officially launched in October 2017, our maiden exhibitor was London-based art and design studio Kinetech.

  • 45m2 (484ft2)
  • 75 - 250 people
  • D disabled access

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