Kemp Porter Buildings
At a glance
- 714 bed spaces
- En-suite single, en-suite twin
- located in the thriving North Acton student community
Kemp Porter Buildings is a new hall of residence for first year Imperial students in North Acton.
Comprised of almost 600 bespoke student rooms arranged in cluster flats each with its own kitchen - and complimented by dedicated common room areas and outdoor spaces - the new community will offer a fantastic environment for first year undergraduate students. Located only a two minute walk from North Acton station (Central Line), Kemp Porter Buildings will enjoy proximity to other student developments across North Acton as well as easy transport links to campus.
Kemp Porter Buildings are named in honour of Professor Helen Kemp Porter, Imperial's first female professor and a leading figure in the field of botany. Professor Kemp Porter undertook groundbreaking research into the metabolic pathways of plants, work for which she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1956. Professor Kemp Porter was inducted as a Fellow of Imperial College in 1966 and, upon her death in 1987, left a legacy as both a scientific and social pioneer.
Kemp Porter Buildings are due to open in September 2020 and are only available for eligible undergraduate students beginning in academic year 2020/21.
Kemp-Porter in more detail
Room types and rents
Kemp Porter Buildings offer self-catered study accommodation for 714 undergraduate students.
The rents for 2020/21 are as follows:
|Type of room||Number of bed spaces||Weekly rent|
|En-suite single||464||£TBC - come back in Spring 2020!|
|En-suite twin||250||£TBC - come back in Spring 2020!|
Visit Fees and Payment page for more information.
Features and facilities
Hall features and facilities:
|Kitchen and common areas
|Other features and facilities||
Kemp Porter Buildings
142 Wales Farm Road
Kemp Porter Buildings are located in North Acton, and are part of a growing community of 2,100 science and arts students.
The Hall benefits from excellent transport links: it's just a short two minute walk to North Acton tube station which will take you to the South Kensington campus in 40 minutes, Notting Hill in 11 minutes and Oxford Circus in 19 minutes. Five major bus routes are within walking distance, including the 95 bus to Park Royale leisure park's cinema and bowling alley (11 minutes).
Students can purchase a monthly travelcard, giving unlimited travel across central London (transport zones 1 & 2) for £24.50 a week or £94.10 a month.