Woodward Buildings Virtual Tour

At a glance

  • 690 bed spaces
  • En-suite single, premium en-suite single, en-suite twin
  • £112 - £168 per week
  • Located in North Acton

Woodward Buildings, located in North Acton, is Imperial’s newest hall of residence complex. Rising to 19 storeys, the flagship new development forms a contemporary student village with cluster style apartments and generous communal space for students to enjoy.

Woodward Buildings is named after Professor Joan Woodward, a leading academic in Organisation Theory and the second woman to ever receive a chair at Imperial College. Woodward was a pioneer for empirical research in organisational structures and analytical frameworks that establish the link between technology and production systems.

As the local area is rapidly developing with a number of new buildings currently being constructed (including Imperial's new Kemp Porter Buildings), there may be times when nearby construction sites can be slightly noisy.

Please note that some of the rooms and kitchens in Woodward Buildings overlook the Acton Cemetery. 

Woodward hall in more detail

Room types and rents

Woodward Buildings offers self-catered study accommodation for 690 undergraduate students. Rent includes utility bills, internet accessbasic contents insurancemaintenancecommunal cleaning and a contribution towards your halls activity fund.

The rents for 2020/21 are as follows:

Type of roomNumber of bed spacesWeekly rent per person
Premium en-suite single
17 £168
En-suite single 571 £146
En-suite twin 102 £112
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All beds in Woodward are 4' x 6'6" (1.22m x 1.98m)

Visit Fees and Payment page for more information

Page last updated: 14/02/2020

Features and facilities

Hall features and facilities:

  • All rooms are en-suite
  • The study bedrooms are arranged in cluster flats
  • Each bedroom has individual internet and telephone access
Kitchen and common areas
  • Large common room with communal and pod seating areas, table top games and TV
  • Open plan kitchen and living area with a dining table, a sofa and a relaxing lounge with a flat screen TV
  • Many kitchens and living spaces offer panoramic views of central London
  • Free wifi access in all communal areas
  • Communal study areas
Other features and facilities
  • Non-smoking hall
  • On-site two storey gym and studio 
  • Pocket park
  • Music rehearsal rooms
  • Multi-faith spaces
  • Secure entry system
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24 hour front entrance CCTV 
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Woodward Buildings
No. 1 Victoria Road
London, W3 6FA
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Woodward Buildings is located in North Acton, and is part of a vibrant community of 1,600 science and arts students.

Tesco Express supermarket, Costa Coffee, Pizza and Indian takeaways are all within a two minute walk, with Lebanese, American and traditional British pub food restaurants just around the corner. For bigger shopping trips, the famous Westfield Shopping Centre is only a short distance away by tube and an Asda superstore is a 9 minute bus ride or 15 minute walk away.

The Hall benefits from excellent transport links: it's just a short two minute walk to North Acton tube station which will take you to the South Kensington campus in 40 minutes, Notting Hill (11 minutes) and Oxford Circus (19 minutes). Five major bus routes are within walking distance, including the 95 bus to Park Royale leisure park's cinema and bowling alley (11 minutes).

Students can purchase a monthly travelcard, giving unlimited travel across central London (transport zones 1 & 2) for £22.60 a week or £86.80 a month. 

Fire Safety

Woodward Buildings has some areas of cladding made from an Aluminium Composite Material (ACM). The building has been declared safe for occupancy, but we will be replacing the cladding on parts of the building to ensure the highest standards of fire safety. We are currently finalising the design, scope and specification of these works with the replacement scheduled for early next year, or sooner subject to obtaining the necessary planning and building regulation approvals.

The following fire safety strategy is in place at Woodward to protect occupants in the event of fire:

  • Sprinklers in each bedroom, hallway and communal kitchen, which are automatically activated when fire is detected.
  • Automatic fire detection in each bedroom and throughout the building as a whole.
  • Fire alarms that have backup power supplies and are maintained by specialist engineers.
  • Manual alarm buttons in every lobby of the accommodation floors – these can be triggered by anyone who may discover an outbreak of fire before it is automatically detected. They can also be used by staff or the fire service to escalate evacuation if required.
  • Staff on-site 24/7 who are trained in how to respond in the event of fire alarm activation.
  • Fire drills carried out to check that our fire evacuation processes are effective.
  • Regular checks and audits of the building carried out, working closely with the London Fire Brigade.
Building view

Caption: Photo of block D: a 19-storey building


Caption: Rooftop area

Woodward common room

Caption: Woodward Common Room


Caption: En-suite single room

twin bedroom

Caption: En-suite twin room


Woodward kitchen

Caption: Kitchen in Block D

exterior view

Caption: Exterior view of Woodward

Rooms and facilities in different blocks / floors may vary from the images shown on this page. To view more photos of our Woodward building, visit the 360 tours page.