Imperial College has appointed Ardmore to deliver the main works at their student accommodation project on part of the former Perfume Factory site in North Acton.
The project will deliver providing a new purpose built hall of residence with over 600 student rooms and 85 homes for market rent at the site at 140 Wales Farm Road.
The scheme will provide student accommodation and residential suites for the rental market within a series of blocks rising to 31 storeys. The student accommodation comprises 603 studio and twin bedrooms (729 beds) together with warden units, arranged over 9 to 31 storeys. The development also includes 85 homes for market rent in a block extending up to 10 storeys.
Ardmore’s managing director, Cormac Byrne, said: “140 Wales Farm Road will be the tallest traditional masonry tower in the UK, and its unique design provides several challenges; not least providing external façade access at 31 storeys via an innovative climbing screen. We look forward to working with Imperial College and their team to tackle these challenges head on and deliver some of the best student accommodation in London.”