Knowledge Quarter Expands with Eight New Partners

As Google and the British Library announce their ambitious expansion plans in King’s Cross, the Knowledge Quarter (KQ) welcomes a further eight organisation as partners, bringing the total number of organisations involved in the partnership to 87.

The newest round of applications features one of the largest general book publishers in the UK (Pan Macmillan), one of the world’s leading dance venues (Sadler’s Wells) and the UK’s leading music agency (Universal Music).

The new partners are:

The KQ is a partnership of organisations interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge from across the academic, cultural, research, scientific and media sectors within a one-mile radius comprising of King’s Cross, Bloomsbury and Euston.

The KQ’s partners range from internationally significant research institutes to emerging organisations in the creative industries. Partners include the British Museum, the University of the Arts London, Google, Poet in the City, the Digital Catapult, Wellcome Trust, UCL and the British Library.

Jodie Eastwood, Chief Executive, Knowledge Quarter said:

“The latest round of organisations highlights exactly the strength of the Knowledge Quarter – its sheer diversity. For example, the Knowledge Quarter includes one of the smallest performance organisations in London, and one of the city’s largest. Our new members include a digital innovation organisation, and a charity which inspires generations to read. It is precisely this diversity of organisations which makes the Knowledge Quarter, and King’s Cross, one of the most innovative and exciting places in the world.”

The full press release can be read here.