The northern reaches of inner central London have long been known as a centre of learning. Bloomsbury has an abundance of universities and is bordered at its north and south axes by the British Library and the British Museum respectfully. Yet the academic reach is even greater and has finally been recognised.
The Knowledge Quarter is the term given to a new partnership between 85 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organizations based in the neighbouring areas of King’s Cross, Euston and Bloomsbury. The members include world-famous attractions such as the British Museum and research centres such as the Wellcome Trust in addition to The Guardian newspaper, Google, the University of the Arts London and the Aga Khan University. The Knowledge Quarter includes everything from the world’s earliest books to the latest cutting-edge fashion.
It was established three years ago to boost the international profile of an historic centre for learning: to help the exchange of ideas, to increase access to resources and collections and to identify the work that goes into improving the local community.
The mission is big, forward thinking and all takes place on the doorstep of The Post Building. Its position here on the edge of the knowledge quarter is fitting: The Post Building is a new development that will alter traditional ways of working, how ideas are exchanged and ultimately how knowledge is explored in the 21st century.