Imperial College have been granted permision for the first phase of a redevelopment of the former BBC site at Woodlands.
The first phase of building, in Shinfield Street, north of the Westway in White City, will see accommodation built for 606 postgraduate students, and family units for researchers, lecturers and trainee doctors.
Imperial College London director John Anderson told the Fulham Chronicle: “Providing accommodation for postgraduates, doctors and researchers, the site will support our world-class academic activities. We look forward to taking this first step towards establishing a campus that offers a wide range of uses, bringing benefits to the local community and London, as well as to Imperial College London.”
The plans should provide community benefit as the masterplan includes a convenience store, hotel, gym and pharmacy, as well as a new public meeting area and a green space the size of Soho Square.
Peter Eaton of Aukett Fitzroy Robinson said: “This consent creates the momentum for the next phase’s development within the master plan and will undoubtedly act as a catalyst for further regeneration in the wider White City Opportunity Area.”