Backers of the Here East scheme and the London Legacy Development Corporation have set a start date of 20 October for the massive conversion job at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Here East will provide 1.2m sq ft of space where small, creative businesses can co-exist and collaborate with large, established companies.
As part of its agreement, Laing O’Rourke has committed to providing local employment and apprenticeships during the construction phase.
Laing O’Rourke CEO Anna Stewart said: “Here East is not only creating a world class digital and creative hub but will also deliver immediate economic benefits for East London and the wider UK through the creation of skilled employment and training opportunities during the construction phase.
“Laing O’Rourke is incredibly proud to be returning to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to help bring about this vision.”