1st Class 2014 (New Designers)

The Havering College BA Graphic Design Year 3 students will be taking part in this year’s New Designers exhibition, held at The Business Design Centre in London, Islington.


History of The Business Design Centre:

The Business Design Centre used to be called The Royal Agricultural Hall, and opened in 1862 in Islington, London, for the purpose of holding agricultural shows. During WWII, the hall was commandeered by the government, and from 1943, following the destruction of Mount Pleasant sorting office in an air raid, the Parcels Depot was moved to the hall.


The Business Design Centre’s website says:

“In 1943 the Post Office half a mile away was bombed leading to the inland and foreign parcels departments being moved to the Royal Agricultural Hall. Although the Inland Parcels returned to Mount Pleasant, the Overseas Parcels and Customs remained in the Main Hall until many years after the war. ” It was converted to its present use as The Business Design Centre in 1986.
Our Theme:

We like to think of the New Designers exhibition as an opportunity to deliver fresh, new talent to the creative industries. We also believe that you should give your best efforts to your work, apply yourself one-hundred-and-ten percent, and produce 1st Class design.

We hope to see you there.



Havering College 1st Class.