Why are changes being proposed?
We are now working with potential occupiers for Plots A and G and need to make some changes to the existing planning permission to ensure we can provide the types of facilities that may be required. This includes increasing the height and the amount of floorspace to provide the flexible space we need.
One of the potential occupiers is Imperial’s School of Public Health, which works to improve general health in populations throughout the world, including addressing major global public health challenges like obesity, cancer, heart disease and dementia. It focuses on world-leading research, training for the next generation and influencing health policy, often working with the NHS and health organisations worldwide.
To bring occupiers like the School of Public Health to White City we need to offer the right type and size of accommodation. These proposed changes to Plots A and G would mean the College could provide space for Imperial researchers and its commercial partners which cannot be accommodated elsewhere, such as in the I-HUB. There is also an opportunity to create an improved gateway into the campus from Wood Lane and Shinfield Street, by introducing new public realm and places to eat and drink (on Wood Lane).
Indicative entrance route into the north part of the campus from Wood Lane
Indicative view of buildings A and G from the public square on the north site