In November 2017, One Family’s Head Office was opened in Plexal, a new international technology centre and the largest innovation ecosystem in Europe. Plexal was opened during London Tech Week in June 2017, by the Major of London, Sadiq Khan, welcoming over 800 members.
Located at Here East, the 68,000 square-foot complex on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London, Plexal has been designed by award winning architects, Grimshaw, to create a state-of-the art environment designed as a mini-city for companies both big and small to accelerate innovation. It comes complete with a town-hall, cafes, makers lab, multi-media events space, events stage, high street, central park and library as well as an outside canal-side terrace full of restaurants and a gym to encourage business networking, creativity and wellbeing.
Plexal provides One Family and other members exceptional business services including an ideas lab for brainstorming workshops, innovation and accelerator programmes, on-tap professional services such as legal, marketing and accountancy, industry-leading events, community events, coaching, mentorship and entrepreneurship training.
Claire Cockerton, Plexal Co-Founder and CEO comments, “Plexal will become a truly unique innovation centre not only for London but the rest of the World. Our mission is to become the beating heart of inventive enterprise; connected, intelligent & dynamic – where people join forces, idea spark & new business is born. I believe we have created a first-class space design to deliver this and look forward to telling the success stories of the new technology products and services that emerge from Plexal”.