The Beams

16,000 square metres of raw potential in the heart of the Royal Docks

5,000
5,100 sq m
4
24hr access

Factory Road,
London E16 2HB

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Raw & industrial features
Industrial heritage
Expansive
3 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
Conferences
Awards & dinners
Exhibitions
Brand experience
Filming
Large-scale performances

A testbed for creativity

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An immense canvas for new ideas and unforgettable events, a natural home for artists.

The Beams is an authentically preserved former warehouse in East London’s historic industrial centre. The venue offers flexible spaces for large-scale creative expression and experimentation.

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, making it a natural home for artists and emerging creatives.

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

Three large interior rooms provide inspiring settings for filming, photoshoots, music, 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 1 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, exhibitions and music.

    Capacity

    5,000

    Dimensions

    68.4m (l) x 36.6m (w)

    Size

    2,468 sq m

  • Accessible from Space 1, this smaller room 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.

    Capacity

    1,000

    Dimensions

    31.1m (l) x 16.4m (w)

    Size

    495 sq m

  • The venue’s exceptionally large outdoor space is secure and gated, with easy access from the interior rooms. It is landscaped and fully flexible, perfect for summer parties, festivals, markets and outdoor performances

  • Characterised by raw, beautifully textured walls throughout, Space 3 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 3 can be used as an extension of the main space, as a bar or restaurant area, or as exhibition, break-out or production rooms.

    Capacity

    300

    Dimensions

    23.3m (l) x 12m (w)

    Size

    327 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 walk from London City Airport
  • Home to a thriving contemporary community

PRIVATE VIEW

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