In spring this year, we shared our initial proposals for the south site with the local community. We introduced three key principles which are guiding our masterplan.
We received positive feedback on these principles and they have continued to shape our masterplan as we prepare to submit an outline planning application later this year.
1. Creating connections through the site
We are proposing accessible connections throughout the campus, linking to both existing communities and new developments. These connections include:
- a new land bridge from Wood Lane over the Central line railway tracks;
- new pedestrian routes through the site and to the north, south, east and west;
- the consented pedestrian and cycle underpass to Latimer Road.
2. Open, public spaces to support collaboration and community
A series of high-quality common spaces are at the heart of our masterplan. These will be attractive focal points for the campus, open to everyone, where people meet and take part in events and activities. Our development plots and open spaces have been designed to integrate with other open spaces and parks nearby, creating seamless links through the White City area.
3. A flexible masterplan for flexible buildings
The scientific challenges we face are constantly changing. To make sure we can adapt to these changes now and in the future, our masterplan is flexible. It identifies a number of building plots and two larger ‘development zones’ which could be divided up into several smaller buildings. The detailed designs for each individual building will be developed in the future.
Indicative view of landscaping looking south through the site
Indicative view of the new bridge from Wood Lane