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Multi-purpose space scheduled to open January 2017...

What a week for London culture! Following the news that Fabric will reopen, it has been announced that a new 5000-capacity venue will open in the capital early next year.

Named Printworks London, the multi-room, multi-purpose "experimental" space is housed in a disused industrial printing press in the docklands area — fans of Secret Cinema will recognise it from the Star Wars and 28 Days Later editions.

Across its six areas — which include the 100-metre-long Press Halls — Printworks will host a variety of cultural events, covering music, fashion, film, food and more, while keeping many of the original industrial features intact to create a unique atmosphere.

Speaking to DJ Mag, Will Harlod of LWE (Tobacco Dock/Junction 2 organisers and co-promoters at Printworks alongside Broadwick Live and operators The Vibration Group), explains that by being multi-purpose the space will avoid many of the licencing difficulties and financial pressures faced by venues in the current climate.

"We might be a little bit bonkers taking it on but it's too exciting not to," he continues. "You know it's a good space when you're in there and you're completely transported away from everyday life, and I really get that with the Printworks. You go up the steps into the Press Halls and it's like you've walked into another dimension."

Check out the teaser footage and pictures below and stay tuned for more info on this exciting new project very soon!