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The O2
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Former names Millennium Dome
General information
Type Entertainment venue
Architectural style Dome
Location Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10
United Kingdom
Current tenants Anschutz Entertainment Group Europe
(sublet to Meridian Delta Ltd, a subsidiary of Trinity College, Cambridge)
Completed 1999 (original usage)
Opening 2007 (current usage)
Owner Homes and Communities Agency
Height 52 m (central point within canopy)
100 m (steel masts)
Dimensions
Diameter 365 m (canopy overall)
320 m (internal canopy)
Technical details
Structural system Steel, tensioned fabric
Design and construction
Architect Richard Rogers (canopy)
Populous (redeveloped interior)
Structural engineer Buro Happold
Services engineer Buro Happold (canopy)
M-E Engineers (redeveloped interior)
Awards and prizes Royal Academy of Engineering
MacRobert Award
Website
theo2.co.uk

The O2 is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, including an indoor arena, a music club, a Cineworld cinema, an exhibition space, piazzas, bars and restaurants. It was built largely within the former Millennium Dome, a large dome-shaped building built to house an exhibition celebrating the turn of the third millennium; as such, The Dome remains a name in common usage for the venue.

It is often referred by various names: the O2 Dome; the O2 Centre, which properly refers to an unrelated shopping centre on Finchley Road; or The O2 Arena, which properly refers to a smaller indoor arena within The O2. Naming rights to the district were purchased by the mobile telephone provider O2 from its developers, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), during the development of the district. AEG owns the long-term lease on the O2 Arena and surrounding leisure space.

From the closure of the original "Millennium Experience" exhibition occupying the site, several possible ways of reusing the Millennium Dome's shell were proposed and then rejected. The official renaming of the Dome in 2005 gave publicity to its transition into an entertainment district. The Dome's shell itself remained in site, but its interior and the area around North Greenwich Station, the QE2 pier and the main entrance area were completely redeveloped.

The area is served by North Greenwich tube station, which was opened just before the millennium exhibition, on the Jubilee line, and by bus routes. Thames Clippers operate a river boat service for London River Services; the present tenants, AEG, purchased Thames Clippers in order to provide river links between central London and The O2. As well as a commuter service, Thames Clippers also operates the O2 Express service. Local bus services also serve the station and the nearby O2.

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