Broadgate launches a feast for the senses


Broadgate has unveiled a new pop-up installation in Exchange Square designed to awaken the senses for spring.

Sense of Space is made up of four rooms that takes visitors through different sensory experiences, from a never-ending meadow of blossom trees to a relaxation pod of plush cushions and a room covered in doodles by artist Sam Cox, better known as Mr Doodle.

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London artist Mr Doodle has put pen to blank wall for Sense of Space. Photos by Jeff Moore. 

The launch kicks off a month-long programme of events and activities in Exchange Square, including Sensory Yoga classes from 7am each Tuesday to silent film screenings every Wednesday from 7pm. On 10 and 11 May, Oxford experimental psychologist professor Charles Spence and The Kitchen Theory;s Jozef Youssef will be hosting an exclusive multisensory gastronomic experience.

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The Relaxation Room is an escape from the daily grind.

Sense of Space is one of more than 100 arts events planned for Broadgate over the next year, as owners British Land move on plans to transform the predominantly office-based site into a mixed-use development and “the largest pedestrianised neighbourhood in Central London”