Residents Invited to Become Friends of Olympia London

New scheme will offers priority bookings and exclusive discounts

Olympia London is inviting members of the local community to become friends of the famous Hammersmith Road venue.

A newly launched scheme called Friends of Olympia
London will offer priority booking and exclusive discounts to shows and events and at local businesses near the centre.

The Friends scheme is a first-of-its-kind for the iconic exhibition centre, which says it comes as part of its commitment to bring the Olympia London community closer together.

The forthcoming £1 billion development of Olympia, shown in these artists' impressions, will see it transform into a world-leading cultural district, with a live music venue, theatre, arthouse cinema, jazz bar, leading hotels and restaurants and state-of-the-art office space, alongside the 133-year old grand exhibition halls.

Throughout the planning process, Olympia London has
engaged and consulted the local community on the masterplan and its role within the area.

Now it says the launch of Friends of Olympia London is a result feedback from residents during this process and provides an opportunity for Olympia London to promote and celebrate businesses in the area.

To join the Friends, sign up here.

In return you will be send your Friends of Olympia London card, entitling you to:

Local discounts and offers
Regular updates on participating businesses
Newsletter with updates on events at Olympia London
Updates on the redevelopment
Invitations to residents’ events at Olympia London

Nigel Nathan, Managing Director of Olympia London, says: "We truly value our neighbourhood so we’re delighted to announce the introduction of the Friends of Olympia London initiative. This will provide incredible access not only to our existing partners, but a
number of new brands and experiences we are set to announce over the next few years."

Mo Fahmi, owner of Espress-Mo – one of the first businesses to sign up to the scheme – says: " I’m delighted that Olympia London has launched this scheme – this is exactly the kind of initiative that small local businesses like ours are looking to be part of."

Olympia London has also begun engaging with the community in a number of different ways. Most recently it announced the plan to establish long-term partnerships with two pioneering community arts and theatre groups – Stagecoach and Chickenshed, offering world-class performance space at the venue.

Olympia exhibition centre in Hammersmith Road was sold to the consortium made of up Yoo Capital and Deutsche Finance by Earls Court developer Capco in the spring of 2017 for £296 million.

The planning application for the redevelopment of the 14 acre site envisages adding two new boutique hotels, co-working spaces and restaurants, including pop-ups and organic eateries, plus a four-screen arthouse cinema, a 1,000-seat performing arts space, a 1,500-seat theatre, performance and rehearsal space, a new jazz club-style restaurant and venue, shops, cafés, hotels and new public space including pedestrianised squares and a sky garden.

For further details of the new plans, visit Olympia London Future and Olympia London Share the Future.

June 7, 2019