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.
Current government guidelines state that construction activity is permitted to continue provided that safety guidance from Public Health England is rigorously enforced. We are working closely with contractors who remain on site to ensure that social distancing measures are implemented and safe working distances are complied with.
We will continue to monitor guidelines from Public Health England to ensure that construction workers continue to operate in the safest possible environment.
For further information on Imperial’s response to COVID-19, visit our webpages.
Timeline of development
Sir Michael Uren Hub
Contractors ISG continue to work on planned refurbishment works on levels 9 to 11 of the building. Contractors MAT are also working to install clean rooms, which provide controlled environments for scientific research, in the building.
School of Public Health
The site for the School of Public Health is an empty plot on Wood Lane, next to the residential tower, Eighty-Eight Wood Lane. As part of the next phase of enabling works for the School of Public Health building, the main entrance to the campus on Wood Lane and the campus car park are closed temporarily. The entrance and car park are expected to reopen in mid-August. Campus users and visitors can access the north site through an alternative entrance on Wood Lane. A temporary car park is available for authorised vehicles.
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 walkway and cycle underpass
The pedestrian walkway connecting the north and south sites via Shinfield Street is open on weekdays between 7.00 and 17.00. Social distancing guidelines are provided along the route. Cyclists should dismount when using the walkway.
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 appointed a contractor to carry out the pre-construction phase of work.
Contractors Erith remain on site and are progressing infrastructure works in order to meet all requirements in support of the Scale Space Buildings A and B. The contractors for Scale Space, Western Building Systems, are working on site. Building A is now complete, with the first tenants in occupation.
UKPN Electrical Substation
Two transformers for the new electrical substation were delivered in December. Located on Imperial land below the Westway, the substation will be operated by UK Power Networks and will provide future electrical capacity to the White City Campus and wider area. Special arrangements were made to support the combined weight of almost 100 tonnes of the transformer and its delivery vehicle. Construction of the substation is progressing well toward its expected power-on date in early 2021.
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). You can read more about this here.
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.