The Beams

20,000 square metres of raw potential in the heart of the Royal Docks

5,100 sq m
24hr access

Factory Road,
London E16 2HB

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Raw & industrial features
Industrial heritage
4 unique spaces plus large outdoor area
Spaces can be used together or activated separately
Ample parking and space for unit base
Blackout opportunity
Blank canvas
Awards & dinners
Brand experience
Large-scale performances

A testbed for creativity

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An immense canvas for new ideas and unforgettable events.

The Beams is an authentically preserved former warehouse in East London’s historic industrial centre. The venue offers flexible spaces for large-scale hire types including filming, exhibitions and brand launches.

The site’s recent renovation celebrates the raw and functional architecture of the Royal Docks, from the exposed brick walls that tell the building’s layered history to the original concrete floors and exposed steel pillars.

The venue is named after the factory-style light wells in the roof beams that flood the main space with natural light.

The space provides a rare opportunity to gain exclusive use of an authentic London warehouse.

Four large interior rooms provide inspiring settings for filming, photoshoots, cultural events, brand events, large-scale set builds, exhibitions and fashion shows.

Floor plans & Details

  • At almost 70 metres long and 35 metres wide, Space One is a spectacular warehouse-style space with an authentic industrial character. Full-length factory windows and light wells in the 6.5 metre-high celing flood the space with natural light, which can be controlled using bespoke shutters.

    Original features include exposed brick walls, concrete floors and metal pillars, providing an inspiring industrial canvas for photoshoots, filming and events. Alternatively, the space can be fully transformed and is perfect for large set builds, immersive experiences, conferences and fashion shows.




    68.4m (l) x 36.6m (w)


    2,468 sq m

  • Space Two retains the raw industrial feel of the building, with original red-brick walls, concrete floors and pillars and exposed pipework.

    It has been restored with versatility in mind: the letterbox windows can be blacked out to create an intimate space, such as for a bar or VIP area, and it could also be used for catering, dressing rooms or production.




    31.1m (l) x 16.4m (w)


    495 sq m

  • The Courtyard offers over 1,000 square metres of outdoor space, providing the ideal urban backdrop for festival-style events featuring street food vendors.


    1,078 sq m

  • The Front Yard is conveniently located close to the venue entrance, providing great connectivity to the main building for larger, site-wide productions, markets and summer parties.


    1,060 sq m

  • The Top Yard is an expansive area adjacent to the main building, suitable for crew parking, unit bases and events that require additional space for outdoor activations.


    5,100 sq m

  • Characterised by raw, beautifully textured walls throughout, Space Three provides an elevated industrial backdrop for events and shoots. Benefiting from the building’s characteristic roof lightwells, the room has a bright, clean feel, with full-length windows overlooking the landmark Tate and Lyle Factory.

    Space Three can be used as an extension of the main space, as a bar or restaurant area, or as exhibition, break-out or production rooms.




    23.3m (l) x 12m (w)


    327 sq m

  • Striking mid-century architecture and décor is a theme in Space Four, which is characterised by high ceilings, vast floors and singular details such as parquet flooring and mosaic columns.

    An abundance of natural light creates an inspiring setting for editorial and commercial shoots. Space Four also serves as a unique environment for meetings, receptions and dinners, with access to Rooms 1-4.




    22m (l) x 16m (w)


    352 sq m

  • The Beams houses a number of workspaces that are ideal for photoshoots, filming, or similar creative pursuits.

    Each area is set across two floors, with a mezzanine, featuring original roof beams, and a lower level that feels more spacious, industrial and is flooded with natural sunlight.


    27 - 150 sq m

Located in East London’s former industrial heartland on the Thames.

Factory Rd, London E16 2HB

  • Home to the University of East London and the Thames Barrier Park
  • A short journey from London City Airport
  • Home to a thriving contemporary community


If you think the space might be what you’re looking for, we’d love to show you around. Arrange a site visit with one of our specialists by emailing or using the form below.

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