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A new destination

Today we find ourselves with a rare opportunity for place-making. The story of White City in West London is defined by constant making and re-making. We are creating an integrated collaborative campus, with embedded corporate, academic and community partners. We are creating a new paradigm to bring the disciplines and sectors together by making places for them to coexist more closely than ever before.

Instead of creating an ‘industrial park’ outside our campus, or a ‘community centre’ to work with the public, we are, in White City, intentionally opening up our campus to blend these groups from the start. Intermingling in buildings, sharing labs, collaborating on research and educating the new generation of researchers.

We are now in a period of rapid change that, on the one hand, is bringing exciting new capabilities to improve human health and society while, on the other hand is creating challenges for the population. We must pursue, with all of our talent, energy and focus, the opportunities to turn scientific discovery into benefit for society. Imperial College London, White City Campus is the place to lead this.

Professor Alice P. Gast
President, Imperial College London

Campus development information

Imperial's White City development milestones

2009    Imperial purchases Woodlands site north of the A40

2012    GradPad Wood Lane Studios opens

2013    Imperial purchases land south of A40

2016    Translation and Innovation Hub (I-HUB) opens

2017    The Invention Rooms opens

2018    Molecular Sciences Research Hub (MSRH) opens

2019    Eighty Eight Wood Lane opens

2020    Sir Michael Uren Hub opens

2020    Scale Space phase 1 opens

2021    Scale Space phases 2 and 3 to open 

2023    School of Public Health to open

Imperial’s White City development milestones

2009 Imperial purchases Woodlands site north of the A40
2012 GradPad Wood Lane Studios opens 
2013 Imperial purchases land south of A40 
2016 Translation and Innovation Hub (I-HUB) opens 
2017 The Invention Rooms opens 
2018 Molecular Sciences Research Hub (MSRH) opens
2019 Scale Space phase 1 complete 
2019  Eighty Eight Wood Lane to open
2020 Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Hub to open
2020 Scale Space phase 2 opens
2021 Scale Space phase 3 opens
2021 School of Public Health ground-breaking
2023 School of Public Health to open
List of milestones of Imperial's development of the White City Campus
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