Next step for Imperial in White City

Updated proposals for the next phase of Imperial College London’s White City Campus will go on display at a series of consultation events in early October.

The proposals are the next step for Imperial’s new campus, where academic researchers will, hopes the college, work alongside innovative businesses and the community to solve global challenges. Future research at the campus could include finding new ways to prevent dementia, creating new solar power technologies, or helping the body to repair itself after surgery or injury by growing new bone or cartilage.

Imperial’s proposals for the part of the campus south of the Westway (A40), formerly the Unigate Dairy, have developed since a first round of public consultation in May. The team are working towards an outline planning application later in 2017.

The exhibitions will also show updated plans for the two plots on the northern part of the campus, which are not yet under construction.

Professor Neil Alford, Associate Provost (Academic Planning) at Imperial College London, said: “We have listened to the feedback that we received at our consultation earlier in the year and we are keen to hear what our neighbours in the area have to say about how the plans have developed.

“We’re making a long-term commitment to the community at our White City Campus and we hope that everyone will take the opportunity to get involved.”

Imperial already has a significant presence in White City, with several buildings either open or under construction north of the Westway. These include the Molecular Sciences Research Hub, the new home for Imperial’s world-leading Department of Chemistry, and the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub, which will house life-changing research into new and affordable medical technology.

Further south on Wood Lane, The Invention Rooms is a pioneering community innovation space where local residents, students, staff and partners can come together to innovate and convert ideas into reality, working with the latest science and technology.

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