Imperial College London seeks partners for its innovation campus
06 March 2013
Imperial College London has launched its vision for Imperial West, a new seven acre research and translation campus in White City, west London.
The centrepiece of the new campus, the £150m Research and Translation Hub, will provide state-of-the-art space for academics and business partners that can be adapted to keep pace with the changing demands of scientific discovery and innovation.
Potential partners from business, industry, the NHS and other global universities are being invited to co-locate on the campus and collaborate directly with the College's world-leading experts in science, technology, engineering, medicine and business.
Imperial bought the land for the new campus from the BBC in 2009. The first new building, which provides accommodation for over 600 postgraduates and early career researchers, has been occupied since September 2012.
Terms of the planning permission for the rest of the site were agreed with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in December 2012.
The launch follows the award from HEFCE in November 2012 of £35m towards the development of the Research and Translation Hub via the UK Research Partnership and Investment Fund.
Design work on the Hub, which is also funded by investor Voreda and from the College's own resources, is underway. The College plans to complete the construction in 2015.