From September 2018, students and staff at the White City and Hammersmith Campuses* are being offered discounted access to the Westway Sports and Fitness Centre. The Centre is around a 15-minute walk away from the White City Campus and has a 100-station gym and exercise studio, large climbing wall, tennis courts and artificial floodlit football pitches. For students there will be an annual membership fee of £30, which run from 1 September–31 August. Staff will be offered monthly discounted rates, on a par with the current cost of Club Imperial facilities.
Staff and students who sign-up for services at the Westway Sports and Fitness Centre will also be able to use the swimming pool at the Imperial-run Ethos centre at South Kensington (there is no swimming pool at the Westway Sports and Fitness Centre), but not the gym at Ethos, South Kensington.
*For staff only. Please see the Information for staff section below for more information.
How to join
Information for students
From 1 September 2018 students studying at White City Campus (Medical and Chemistry only) will be able to access a gym membership at Westway Sports Centre for a £30 annual fee; the membership is inclusive of gym and group fitness classes. Students who opt to take the Westway membership will be unable to use the Ethos Gym, however you will have free access to the swimming pool and other Ethos facilities at the student rate.
Registering for a membership:
Step 1: Visit the membership website
Step 2: Select “Yes – I have an Imperial College ID”; click “Continue to next section”
Step 3: Enter Imperial College CID number and Date of birth; click “Find details”; if details are correct click “Continue to next section”
Step 4: On the Membership Selection page select “Imperial Westway Student” (White City Medical and Chemistry Students Only; annual £30 fee); click “Update basket and continue”
Step 5: Work your way through each page ensuring you click on the YouTube link at the top of the “Terms and Conditions” page which contains the orientation video; read the Terms and Conditions and Health Commitment Statement until the membership registration process is completed. You will be asked to pay the £30 annual fee online in the final stages of the registration process.
Accessing Westway Sports Centre:
Step 1: Ethos staff will run a daily report of students who have signed up to the “Imperial Westway Student” membership; these names will be cross referenced to ensure you are a Chemistry or Medical student studying at White City Campus.
Step 2: Ethos staff will notify and provide Westway Sports Centre staff with the names of students who have registered and paid for the membership.
Step 3: Once Ethos staff have verified your status, it will take 24 hours for your College ID card to be activated to provide you with access to enter Ethos building and use the Swimming Pool, however you will not be able to access Ethos Gym.
Step 4: You will then need to visit Westway Sports and Fitness Centre, (1 Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP) to activate your membership – please allow 24 hours after registering for a membership before visiting the centre. Upon arrival, say you have taken out an Imperial Westway Student Membership. You will need to provide proof of being a student at Imperial College London (White City Campus) by showing your student ID card (if issued) or providing your Student ID number (if you have been issued with a card please bring this with you as it will speed up the process). You will then receive your free EveryoneActive Card which will allow you entry to the centre.
Information for staff
From 1 September 2018 Imperial College London staff working at White City Campus and Hammersmith Campus will be able to access a discounted rate on a gym membership at Westway Sports Centre. The membership fee is the same as the Club Imperial membership (£27.50 per month); the membership is inclusive of gym and group fitness classes. Staff who opt to take the Westway membership will be unable to use the Ethos Gym, however upon request you will have access to the swimming pool and other Ethos facilities at the staff rate.
Registering for a membership:
Note: If you are an existing Ethos member, you will need to cancel your Club Imperial membership by the 27th of the month in order to stop payroll deductions being made the following month.
Step 1: Call the Westway membership team on 0333 005 0442 (option 1) or or email Westway’s membership manager on firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange a time to visit the centre to complete your membership.
Step 2: Visit Westway Sports Centre (1 Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP). You will need to provide proof of working at Imperial College London (White City Campus) along with your account number and sort code. There will also be a payment on the day of £27.50 to pay.
Step 3: If you would like access to the Ethos Swimming Pool or facilities please visit Ethos in person with evidence of your Membership at Westway Sports Centre and access will be added to your College ID card.
The multi-station gym
Group classes are available
11-a-side football pitch
Playing on the outdoor pitch
Indoor tennis courts
Personal training available