Imperial College Boosts the Building Sector with New Campus

Imperial College London is giving an extra stimulus to the building engineering sector with submitting detailed plans for its redevelopment of the former BBC site on Wood Lane in White City, west London.

The new re-development will be equipped with wide-range of facilities and multi-purpose buildings meaning that a variety of construction firms will be able to benefit from the investment.

One of the leading contactors, ISG, is building the first phase of four, 10-storey accommodation blocks for 600 students on the site. The project is scheduled to be completed in August this year.

The 87,900 square meters redevelopment will include health and biomedical research centre, building for new technology start-up businesses and a four-star hotel.

In addition to the new 1, 2, and 3 bedroom private homes, which will be built on campus, Imperial College London will be built with local convenience services – including retail, pharmacy and healthcare services.

Imperial West is a new venture brining innovative ideas and modern design together. The architects of the projects are Aukett Fitzroy Robinson and PLP Architecture. The design includes a 34-storey landmark residential tower that will rise above the West London skyline.

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”.

What is your reaction on the re-development of the former BBC site in White City? Do you think Imperial College London will create more jobs and boost the building sector with its new campus? 

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Posted on January 9, 2012, in construction jobs, construction news, Infrastructure, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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