Olympia London: the next 130 years.

At Olympia London, we are looking to position our iconic 130-year-old exhibition centre as a global force in arts, entertainment, exhibitions and events. A total of £700m of private funds, financed by our owners Yoo Capital and Deutsche Finance, are being invested towards this. 

Our vision is to create a centre for creativity and innovation that will celebrate our heritage while ensuring we have a world-class events space for generations to come.

Following a series of public consultations, and working closely with Hammersmith and Fulham Council, we submitted a planning application detailing our proposed enhancements in September 2018.  We are delighted to confirm it has now been received and – as the next step in the planning process – the application is currently available for comments from members of the public

The application includes:

•    Two new major artistic venues incorporating a 1,000 seat performing arts space and a 1,500 seat theatre
•    A four-screen arthouse cinema
•    10,000sqft of performance and rehearsal space free for local charities to use
•    A new jazz-club style restaurant and venue
•    Office space designed for creatives and media companies
•    2.5 acres of pedestrianised public space, including squares, streets and a sky garden
•    New cafés, hotels, restaurants and shops

In addition to these features, the application includes proposals for a logistics centre and investment in a cutting-edge logistics management system that will help reduce exhibition congestion substantially. 

The proposed changes will also enable the creation of new jobs and involve plans to establish long-term partnerships with schools and education providers, supporting apprenticeships and work experience opportunities. 

Find out more here> olympia.london/sharethefuture