Not all hope is lost for London’s iconic Printworks venue. Following a relentless backlash from the EDM-loving community, Southwark Council’s plans to shutter the clubbing destination might be put off.
In July, the council approved a regeneration plan to make the 6,000-capacity cultural institution part of a 490,000 sq ft building of offices, co-working areas, and retail spaces in Canada Water.
But the community was anything but silent about losing their beloved nightlife venue. With a petition that reached 11,000 signatures, Printworks’ fans called for plans to get scrapped. The council members also rallied for the hub’s rescue, as 700 individuals objected to Printworks’ regeneration plan.
According to EG Radius, British Land – the developer who submitted the block of offices plan – is working with Broadwick Live to keep the venue alive within the new building.
This means Printworks London might ditch its industrial appeal in favor of a brand new design. Although a big chunk of its structure will experience a revamp, British Land said it will “explore retaining a cultural venue” in the building.
The former printing factory ranks among London’s most sought-after nightlife hubs. Besides its industrial vibe and rich history, Printworks is renowned for its off-the-wall seasonal events and masterful artist curation.
Electronic legends such as Peggy Gou, Bicep, and Charlotte de Witte have taken over Printworks’ decks.