Imperial College London to build new campus at former BBC Woodlands site
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Imperial College London to build new campus at former BBC Woodlands site

29 Jul 2012

Imperial College has secured planning permission from Hammersmith & Fulham Council in London, UK, to build its new campus at an investment of over £80m, redeveloping the former BBC Woodlands site.

Imperial College new campus in UK

Imperial College has secured planning permission from Hammersmith & Fulham Council in London, UK, to build its new campus at an investment of over £80m, redeveloping the former BBC Woodlands site.

Construction on the site is expected to start in early 2013 and after completion the seven-acre site on Wood Lane in White City will become a new technology campus for Imperial College London.

The new campus will be the second major campus for the college, featuring facilities for research, commercial application, translation and collaboration with industry, along with buildings for post graduation studies.

Architecture firms Aukett Fitzroy Robinson and PLP Architecture have designed the proposals for the new campus, which is the second phase of redevelopment.

Imperial West project director John Anderson said, "The re-development will improve the urban environment, visual appearance and access to a site that had been closed to the public for many decades."

The proposals include plans for 87,900m² of development, featuring research and teaching facilities, as well as commercial and residential space around a new London square.

The project includes a 35-storey residential tower block featuring 192 apartments, a nine-storey academic building with floor area of 240,000ft², a 230,000ft² building to house offices and research facilities.

UK-based developer ISG is due to finish the first phase of the development, which features four ten-storey accommodation blocks and research facilities for 600 students, on the site in August 2012.

The masterplan for the development features new shops, a pharmacy and a nursery and is anticipated to be completed in different phases over the next ten years.


Image: The new campus will be the second major campus for the college featuring facilities for research, commercial application. Photo: Imperial College London.