Updated plans: space for research, collaboration and community
The White City Campus will be a lively and vibrant place to be. We want to support research and innovation by creating a place where people meet, collaborate and share ideas.
Co-locating research and business
- All kinds of important research could take place at the White City Campus in the future – from researchers tackling the causes of dementia, to engineers creating new solar power technologies.
- It will also provide space for businesses who help translate this work into commercial applications which benefit society.
- On the upper floors the development plots and zones shown will provide around 178,000 sq m of space for research and business uses.
Retail, leisure and places to eat and drink
- At ground floor level we are proposing around 13,500 sq m of space for a mix of retail, leisure and food and beverage outlets.
- This could be used for cafés, restaurants, retail or exhibition space which will help make the campus a lively and inviting place to be. These uses will be set around the central open space and the public routes which connect to other areas nearby.
A new hotel
- Our plans include a new hotel (around 9,000 sq m) with up to 150 bedrooms, supporting both the campus and the wider local economy.
- Up to 370 homes (around 38,000 sq m) are proposed in two buildings of 17 and 32 storeys. A portion of these will be provided at affordable levels for Imperial key workers, such as early career researchers or Imperial NHS staff.
- There is already planning permission for a 32-storey building on the south site and, after testing the idea at our first consultation, we are proposing to move this to the southernmost part of the site.
Indicative view of central space showing potential food market and residential building beyond
Indicative view of public area at the south of the campus showing potential events building