We’re also working on a meanwhile use scheme to provide flexible business space in the near future.

The meanwhile scheme would provide space for high-tech, high-growth businesses while Imperial’s long-term masterplan for the campus is progressed. On one part of the site, up to 20,000 sq m of flexible and modular space for commercial partners will be delivered on a phased basis over the next three years, with intent for at least 10,000 sq m in phase one to be fully fitted out and occupied before the end of 2019. The scheme would allow companies to work alongside Imperial academics in a flexible, high-quality working environment.

In addition, we are considering how temporary uses could provide opportunities for public events, exhibitions and other activities on the campus. Such uses would welcome the community into the campus in the short and medium-term while the future masterplan is progressed.