Opened in July 2015, the Creative Industries Hub provides a 12,002 sq ft (1,115 sq m) work space to support the development and growth of the creative media industries. The Creative Industries includes Design related; Expressive; and Media & Information Industries. The hub will provides incubation and follow on space, co-working and networking opportunities, and bespoke support programmes for these creative media and digital content sectors. It will lead to an increased skills base to nurture entrepreneurship and help support 50 jobs in Derry~Londonderry, with 37 people currently employed including 7 start-up companies.
The Creative Hub also strengthens the clustering of activity near the city centre and helps deliver the overall vision for Ebrington with a focus on Creative Industries and promotion of the city as a digital champion.
Ilex has appointed Blick Studios to manage Eighty81 and give ongoing support to creative businesses. For more information on the Creative Hub go to www.eightyeightyone.com.