General

What type of apartments are available?

Eighty Eight Wood Lane

A range of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments will be available at Wood Lane in 2019. 

Shinfield Street

Shinfield Street comprises nine, three-bedroom apartments which are available as a double bedroom in a shared flat.

Is the accommodation only available for Imperial staff?

Eighty Eight Wood Lane

The key worker apartments at Eighty Eight Wood Lane will be available to eligible Imperial College and Imperial NHS Healthcare Trust staff, as well as any eligible key worker living and working within the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Shinfield Street

The Shinfield Street accommodation is available exclusively for current Imperial and Imperial NHS Healthcare Trust staff.

Can I share the accommodation with someone else?

Eighty Eight Wood Lane

The apartments at Eighty Eight Wood Lane will be let as entire properties, which you can share with family members or friends, who are part of your household.

Shinfield Street

Rooms in the shared apartments are let for single occupancy to the eligible key worker. If you rent a room in a shared flat, you are the only person who can live in that room. You will share the kitchen, living room and bathroom (for non en-suite rooms) with two other tenants who rent bedrooms in the flat.

Can I choose which property I live in?

When you apply, our accommodation team will advise which apartments you will be eligible for. If there is more than one apartment available, you will be able to select your preferred apartment.

Do you have accessible apartments available?

There are four (one, one-bedroom and three two-bedroom) accessible key worker apartments available at Eighty Eight Wood Lane. For more information please contact a member of the accommodation team.

There are no accessible units available at Shinfield Street.

Is there bike storage?

Secure bicycle storage is available to tenants at both Shinfield Street and Eighty Eight Wood Lane (underground).

Is there anywhere to park my car?

Shinfield Street

There are a limited number of car parking spaces on Shinfield Street. Applications for on-street parking permits need to be made directly to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Eighty Eight Wood Lane

There is no on-site parking at Eighty Eight Wood Lane. Tenants are not eligible to apply for on-street parking permits from the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

 

What services will the concierge offer?

Our staff accommodation benefits from a 24-hour concierge service (Shinfield Street tenants have access to the concierge service at Wood Lane Studios).

The concierge will offer a range of services including:

  • 24-hour maintenance support
  • Signing for and storing parcels and mail
  • Help signposting to local amenities
  • Answering questions about your property (e.g. how to work an appliance)

Viewings

Can I arrange to view the apartments before applying?

As the apartments at Shinfield Street are occupied, we are only able to arrange viewings once the current tenant has given notice and has agreed for access to the property.

Show apartments at Eighty Eight Wood Lane will be available to view by appointment in early 2019.

To arrange a viewing please contact us.

Application and Allocation

How do I apply for key worker accommodation?

If you would like to apply for the key worker accommodation, please complete the online application form.

Please visit the application process page for a step-by-step guide to applying.

Due to popular demand, your application will be added to a waiting list. 

Do I have to pay a deposit?

Once you have signed your Tenancy Agreement, you will be required to pay a deposit to secure your accommodation.

Is my deposit protected?

Your deposit will be protected by a Government Authorised Scheme, Mydeposits, until the end of your tenancy agreement.

How long is the tenancy for?

Tenancy agreements are offered on a 12-month contract. Contracts can be extended for a maximum of 12 months at Shinfield Street and two years at Eighty Eight Wood Lane.

Is it possible to rent an apartment on a short-term basis (less than 12-months)?

No, all key worker accommodation is available as a 12-month contract only however there are other short-term visitor accommodation options for available on campus and at local hotels. 

I have been offered a job at Imperial, but I don’t have the contract yet. Can I still apply for key worker accommodation?

Provided that you have received a formal employment letter or job offer, and the contract will be issued in the next month, you are able to submit an application.

What documentation will I need to provide when applying for key worker accommodation?

Eighty Eight Wood Lane

For apartments at Eighty Eight Wood Lane you will need to provide:

  • Proof of the total gross household income for everyone over the age of 15 who will live in the property
  • Proof that you have a contract of employment as a key worker with at least 12 months remaining at the tenancy start date
  • Two referees, including your current landlord

View the eligibility criteria for Eighty Eight Wood Lane.

Shinfield Street

For the Shinfield Street apartments you will need to provide:

  • Proof of your income, usually a payslip or letter of employment if you are new to the College
  • Two referees, including your current landlord

View the eligibility criteria for Shinfield Street.

Who can apply for key worker accommodation?

Eighty Eight Wood Lane

Apartments at Eighty Eight Wood Lane are available to any member of Imperial College and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust staff as well as other Key Workers in the Borough who earn up to £77,200. Apartments will be allocated according to the College approved Allocation Policy.

Shinfield Street

The Shinfield Street apartments are available to any member of Imperial College London or Imperial NHS staff earning between £21,375 and £67,495.

I’m not eligible under the key worker scheme, can I still apply?

You must meet all the eligibility criteria to apply for the key worker accommodation.

There are a wide range of apartments available at Eighty Eight Wood Lane which are available to rent by private individuals outwith the key worker scheme. For prices and the latest availability, please contact us.

Rent

What’s included in the monthly rent?

Eighty Eight Wood Lane

Tenants at Eighty Eight Wood Lane are responsible for paying their own utility and Council Tax bills.

Shinfield Street

Gas consumption and Council Tax is included in the rent of the shared flats

How do I pay my rent?

For Imperial staff, rent will be deducted directly from your salary each month. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust staff and other key workers can pay by a monthly standing order.

Are there any additional charges to pay?

Tenants are responsible for paying their own utility bills. There are no additional charges or application fees to pay.