A home for businesses

Imperial's White City Campus houses a rapidly expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem. It provides a home for local entrepreneurs, world-leading academics, strategic industrial partners, talented students, and more than 70 companies ranging from startups to corporates. 

The White City Campus from above

Photo: Jason Hawkes

A platform for innovation

  • 10 hectares
  • £2b investment in our White City Campus
  • £85m+ raised by incubator companies to date
  • 1,300 scientists, clinicians and engineers on campus by the end of 2019

The Invention Rooms

Spaces for businesses, Imperial staff and students, and the local community to collaborate. Designed to inspire inventors, entrepreneurs and makers, the building includes the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace.

Residential tower

From 2019, Eighty Eight Wood Lane will provide 192 new homes, offering people an opportunity to live in the heart of this pioneering neighbourhood. The building includes 59 flats at affordable rent for Imperial key workers.


The next wave of high-growth, high-tech digital companies ready to scale their businesses will find a home in  – a collaboration between venture builder Blenheim Chalcot and Imperial.

Engineering solutions

Currently under construction, the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub will complete in 2019, bringing 600 engineers, scientists and clinicians together in this unique space to address pressing healthcare challenges.


Businesses looking to work alongside entrepreneurs and world-class researchers to turn innovations into new products and services will find a home in the . Operated by Imperial College ThinkSpace, I-HUB supports startups and fast-growth companies, established scientific research organisations, and accelerator programmes. It includes Central Working  the co-working space for West London’s enterprise community.

Improving health

A state-of-the-art hub to house Imperial’s School of Public Health has entered an exciting phase, with a £100 million fundraising campaign to support the development of this new space for health, wellbeing research, education and community engagement.


Early-stage science companies can find office and laboratory space, mentoring and support in the White City Incubator. This provides office, laboratory space and support for early-stage science companies.

Better chemistry

With state-of-the-art spaces for companies to collaborate with researchers to address global challenges such as energy, healthcare and sustainability, the Molecular Sciences Research Hub  also provides a new research home for Imperial’s Department of Chemistry.

On-site talent

Imperial’s White City community includes 600 Imperial postgraduate students who live on campus in the Wood Lane Studios.