Set to open in July 2018, ‘The Ministry’ is the brand’s collaborative workspace and private members club for creative businesses.
Just a stone’s throw from the iconic nightclub in SE1, this ground-breaking project is a creative hub for those in the music, media, culture and tech industries.
The Ministry has received a huge amount of enquiries since the scheme was announced in March 2018, with membership levels well ahead of plan.
Lohan Presencer, chairman of Ministry of Sound, said: “The unprecedented demand for The Ministry just shows how great a need there is for a working environment tailored to the creative industries. We are delivering a best-in-class environment and unparalleled added value by curating a hyper-connected community and sense of fun that Ministry is famous for. We’re also in negotiations with some major international brands, London is still the creative capital of the Europe.”
London based marketing agency HeyHuman will be locating to The Ministry from July 2018. With their mantra of ‘human behaviours inspire the way we think, work and bring ideas to life,’ the agency has collaborated with the likes of Sony and Smirnoff to create campaigns at the heart of human behaviour.
Neil Davidson, managing director and partner of HeyHuman said: “We create work inspired by human behaviours, so it’s natural we should become founder members of The Ministry, and be surrounded by creative, like-minded people every day. A collaborative approach is at the heart of our culture as a business and we’re excited by the potential to work with other members of The Ministry from across the creative sectors including music, culture, media and technology.”
Innovation is at the heart of tech company Jukedeck, who will be joining HeyHuman in The Ministry this summer. Pioneers of cutting-edge musical artificial intelligence, the team are made up of composers, producers, engineers and academics who are channelling their tech knowledge to bolster creativity in the music industry.
Ed Newton-Rex, founder and CEO at Jukedeck said: “As a business that builds tools for the creative industry, we jumped at the chance to become founder members of The Ministry, an exciting and authentic creative community in the heart of South London.
We already work with some of the world’s most talented video creators, musicians and developers. We’re looking forward to meeting even more of them at The Ministry – perhaps over a coffee in the courtyard, a cocktail in the bar or at one of the fascinating events already planned for 2018.”
World-leaders in interactive immersive technology for live events, and winners of The Drum’s 2018 Creative Awards for Experiential, Innovation and Digital Interactive, CrucialFX will be strengthening the tech element within The Ministry. Through the amplification of sound, light, projection and virtual reality, CrucialFX have serviced global companies from of Nike and Adidas to Barclaycard and the iconic London landmark Big Ben.
Mark Rivkin, managing director at CrucialFX said: “Creating experiences and memories is what we do. We’re certain that being one of the founding members of The Ministry will be a memorable experience for us and take our creativity to a new level.
Our projects are diverse and so are the people we build them for. Being part of The Ministry will open up incredible opportunities for collaboration across London’s creative community.”
The final member company to be announced by The Ministry is bespoke media and technology analysis company MIDiA Research. Their services span from working along global brands such as Disney and Google, to early stage start-ups and up-and-coming companies through research within the music, online video and mobile content platforms.
Mark Mulligan, managing director at MIDiA Research said: “MIDiA was delighted to be one of The Ministry’s first members as it gave us the opportunity to be part of this exciting new story from its start. The Ministry’s distinctive and imaginative approach to what a work space should look like excited us and we’re looking forward to building our company there.”
Interested companies and individuals can register their interest now at www.theministry.com
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