Contractor ISG is presently building the first phase of four, 10-storey accommodation blocks for 600 students on the site. This will be finished in August.
The 87,900 sq m planning application is for a mixed-use scheme that brings together a range of uses including academic and research facilities, with commercial and residential space around a new London square.
It includes a 34-storey landmark residential tower block that will rise above the West London skyline.
Imperial West has been designed by architects Aukett Fitzroy Robinson and PLP Architecture.
- Health and biomedical research building
- Building for new technology start-up businesses developed by Imperial Innovations
- Postgraduate facilities
- New homes – 1, 2, and 3 bedroom private, NHS and College key worker homes
- New London square the size of Soho Square
- Four-star hotel
- Local convenience services – including retail, pharmacy, healthcare services, early years’ education nursery
John Anderson, Project Director for Imperial West, said: “Imperial West will enable the College to expand upon the success of its South Kensington site to create a second, open access academic campus that provides the physical infrastructure for world-class research and teaching, leading-edge facilities for business development and technology transfer, and create an attractive environment to live and work in.”
“We have refined the designs of the residential building, the academic health building and the office building to respond positively to residents’ comments as well as to the requirements of the planning authorities and Greater London Authority”.