Plan showing pedestrian routes through the site

Plan showing pedestrian routes through the site

The new route under the Westway

Indicative view of the new route under the Westway

Proposed land bridge to Wood Lane

Proposed land bridge to Wood Lane

A key principle of our design for the south site is to connect it to the surrounding area with new pedestrian routes.

The southern part of the White City Campus is bounded by:

  • The elevated Westway (A40) to the north.
  • The Overground railway and West Cross Route to the east.
  • Wood Lane and the Central Line Underground to the west.

As a result, the site is currently isolated, with limited public access.

Creating connections through the site

We are proposing to create accessible connections through the site, including:

  • A pedestrian and cycle underpass between Imperial’s north site and Latimer Road. We have already committed to delivering this as part of our planning permission for the north site.
  • New pedestrian routes through the site, linking communities to the north, south, east and west.
  • A new land bridge over the Central Line railway tracks. This would be an attractive, landscaped route and provide a direct link to the Wood Lane / South Africa Road junction.

Existing planning permission

The south site was formerly occupied by the Unigate Dairy. It currently has planning permission for a residential-led scheme. This includes 11 buildings ranging from 8 to 32 storeys in height, providing up to 1,150 homes alongside offices, shops, cafés/restaurants, and community and leisure facilities.

We want to deliver a better, more ambitious future for the site, which supports groundbreaking research and innovation, and contributes more to the local area.