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
In November, contractors Laing O’Rourke focused on resolving snagging issues across several floors of the building. In the next month, work will continue on the landscaping around the base of the building. The first residents will move in from the first week of December.
Sir Michael Uren Hub
During November, contractors ISG continued with external landscaping works to the east of the building. These works are expected to be finished before Christmas.
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 Q1 2023.
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.
Works on the Scale Space buildings are progressing well. At Building A, contractors Western Building Systems are finalising the installation of cladding and completing internal works. The building sign has also been installed on the roof.
At Building B, 120 modular units, along with roof parapets and roof light supports will be installed in December. The crane will be on site until 20 December.
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. The installation of the transformers will represent completion of a major milestone in the overall construction progress.
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.