The Here East campus is set to have a new resident on site in the New Year, as Hobs Studios relocates their headquarters to East London’s creative hub.
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Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 3BS
We are thrilled that Hobs Studio, the largest 3D printing bureau in the UK, will be making itself at home at Here East. Specialising in the innovation of high-quality 3D solutions in architectural, engineering and construction industries, they’ll make a perfect addition to a growing hub of tech innovators. Here East is the UK’s largest incubator for startups and well-established names alike, already home to Plexal, Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem, Loughborough University London and BT Sport.
The new 7,200 sq. ft. 3D printing and virtual reality lab will become the new base for Hobs Studio’s London headquarters and their 30 employees. This is a huge process that will require the relocation of all of their London 3D printing facilities, including the largest 3D printer of its kind in the UK! We can’t even imagine a job so complex. This will be an exciting venture for Hobs Studios working alongside like-minded companies, and very valuable to have such an innovative company on campus to provide a range of visual and 3D printing services to the community.
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Already immersing themselves in the community, there are plans for Hobs to initiate a 3D academy that will help build a talent pool of 3D specialists in an industry that has identified a substantial skills gap. LLDC are interested in exploring how to support the academy, to enable local people from across the community around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to get the industry-led skills training they need for high-value jobs across different sectors.
We can’t wait to see this come to light, and are curious to see how else this move will make an impact on this already thriving community.
Amid this big change, Here East are also opening their arms to both Sports Interactive and Ladbrokes Coral. Plus, Ford Motors is also set to open its European Smart Mobility Office and luxury fashion retailer MATCHESFASHION.COM has lined up new photography and filming studios. We don’t think we can take much more excitement!
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