ExCeL Phase 2

Grimshaw, London, 2010


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East facade 

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  • East facade    
  • East facacde    
  • East facade seen from the piazza    
  • Spiral on east facade    
  • Spiral with pedestrian access    
  • Spiral connection with conference centre    
  • Facade from Royal Victoria Dock    
  • ETFE roof    
  • ETFE roof    
  • View of the boulevard looking west    
  • View of the spiral from a ramp at the end of the boulevard    
  • Spiral viewed from boulevard    
  • Conference and exhibition hall    
  • Conference and exhibition hall wall detail    
  • Spiral night view    
  • Walkway    
  • Site plan    
  • Level 00 plan    
  • Level 01 plan    
  • Level 02 plan    
  • Level 03 plan    
  • Roof plan     
  • Section    
  • Spiral section     
  • Elevations    
  • 3d cut away perspective of the end of spiral     
  • Expanded metal screen     

Extension to conference centre in London's Docklands to increase capacity by 50 per cent

ExCeL london is a world class exhibition and conference, venue and the client brief required a design which reflected this, while building on the versatility of the existing facilities.

Grimshaw's design for the extension provides 32,500m2 of flat floor, column-free exhibition space, with the potential to house a 5,000 seated convention venue.

These Phase II developments will take ExCel london to a total capacity of 1,000,000 square feet of flexible space, a 50 per cent increase on its current capacity. This will be complemented by a new 4,500m2 bespoke facilily, housing a breakout space and dedicated production kitchen capable of catering for up to 10,000 guests.


  • Begun: Apr 2008
  • Completed: Apr 2010
  • Floor area: 64,000m2
  • Sector: Civic
  • Total cost: £152M
  • Procurement: Negotiated design and build bespoke contarct
  • Address: ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL, United Kingdom

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