Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given the nod to Imperial College’s Phase 2 plans for their new White City campus.
The development is the second phase of a wider regeneration project by the university that will have research and teaching buildings, notably a public school of health and ‘start-up’ space for new hi-tech businesses along with a range of homes to complement the 600 units of postgraduate accommodation which comprised the first phase.
The plans, for the former BBC Woodlands site next to the A40, involve building seven buildings, ranging from five to 35 storeys in height, on the 5.22 acre site. They aim to create 3,150 jobs and deliver £8m in community benefits. As well as the academic campus, there will be an underground car park and a hotel with a gym, restaurant, bar and conference facilities, built around a new public square – at 4,000sqm – bigger than Parliament Square.