Design & Development

Industry responds to end of Sphere London vision

Featured image credit: Sphere Entertainment

Commentators from across live entertainment and beyond have been reacting to this week’s news that plans for a Sphere venue in London have officially been abandoned.

Sphere Entertainment dropped plans to build a new arena in London after Mayor Sadiq Khan rejected the project on the grounds that it would have an “unacceptable negative impact” on local residents.

The decision has generated a polarisation of opinions – which has been the case with the project since plans were first announced more than five years ago. Read about the latest reaction to the news via our sister website,