Below is a timetable of buildings and works at the White City Campus north and south site, including those already complete as well as planned construction activity for future buildings.
The exact dates of projected works are subject to changes and alterations, and for the very latest information, Imperial publishes a monthly round-up of detailed construction updates in the form of a pdf construction newsletter, which can be downloaded from the link on the left.
All building projects at the White City Campus are signed up to the Considerate Constructors Scheme to ensure that everything possible is being done to be good neighbours. These measures include monitoring noise, suppressing dust and ensuring that construction traffic arrives and leaves site in a considerate way.
Timeline of development
Eighty Eight Wood Lane
Throughout September, contractors Laing O’Rourke will continue work in apartments across a number of floors of the building. Landscaping works around the base of the building are progressing. Expected completion date Q4 2019.
Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub
Contractors ISG are focusing on the completion of all works in the building and are preparing to hand over to Imperial during September. Landscaping works outside the building will continue throughout September. Expected completion date Q4 2019.
School of Public Health
Currently undergoing an academic design process. Last year the College launched a fundraising campaign to support the School’s expansion. Expected completion date Q4 2022.
College received detailed planning permission for 5,900 sq m of office space to develop a final plot on the north site - known as "Plot A" - in November 2018. What will be built on this plot is still under consideration, but the application ensures that the College can respond flexibly depending on future needs.
Pedestrian and cycle underpass
We are continuing our efforts to deliver the underpass between our north site and Latimer Road by working with the local boroughs, the Westway Trust and Network Rail. As discussions continue, the key outstanding issues are responsibility for management of the completed underpass and the planning application. College has now appointed a contractor to carry out the pre-construction phase of work.
The infrastructure for Scale Space will be completed in phases, with building A due for completion in Q1 2020.
The installation of rain cladding on Building A continued in August, as contractors Western Building Systems focused on the building’s east elevation. Preparations for the next Scale Space building, known as Building B, are also underway and works are expected to begin in late September.
UKPN Electrical Substation
The construction of the new UK Power Networks (UKPN) electrical substation beneath the Westway is progressing well and in accordance with the expected power-on date of January 2021. Arrangements are underway to prepare the route across the north of the Campus for the delivery of the two transformers in early December of this year.
Centre House is a forthcoming residential scheme set to provide over 500 new homes, some of which will be reserved for Imperial academics and students working at White City. The College is working with St James to progress this new development, which includes plans for a 10,000 sq ft exhibition space alongside office space and retail, leisure and community amenities. (EXPECTED TO OPEN 2024/2025)
Take a tour
On the last Friday of every month, the Community Engagement Team organise a walking tour of the White City Campus for local residents, charities and businesses. It’s a great opportunity to
explore the campus.
The tour includes an exclusive behind the scenes visit to our new community engagement hub - The Invention Rooms, a trip to the I-HUB for a bird's eye view of White City, as well as the opportunity to learn more about our community engagement plans.
Any questions or concerns about works taking place at White City should be directed to Sarah King, White City Campus Manager, Estates Division: (+44) 07714 051 675.
For urgent and out of hours enquiries, please call the White City Campus Security Team on 0207 594 7565. Alternatively please call the College’s security control room on 020 7589 1000.