Imperial College are reported to be the buyer of the Helical/Aviva Brickfields scheme in White City.
Helical Bar and Aviva announced they had agreed a sale earlier in the month, but did not identify the purchaser. Now CoStar reports the buyer is Imperial College, who are already developing the former BBC Woodlands site just to the north.
Imperial have also been linked with the Marks & Spencer site – a large format testing warehouse – in between Brickfields – the former Dairy Crest dairy site – and the are which will be developed in to Westfield London’s northern extension.
If Imperial do acquire both, they would have the site for a substantial campus and related facilities – such as accommodation for spin-off start-up companies – which could go some way to replacing the loss of the BBC from the area as they continue their decant of staff to Bush House or the UK regions.