Imperial gets go-ahead for second London campus
26 July 2012
Hammersmith & Fulham Council has given planning permission for Imperial College London's Imperial West proposals which will create 3,200 new jobs and lead the regeneration of White City.
Aerial View of the proposed Imperial West Campus (PLP Architecture and AFR)
The seven acre site on Wood Lane will become a new technology campus for Imperial College London delivering research, commercial application, translation and collaboration with industry, side by side with postgraduate education. It will build on and further develop the College's existing strengths in engineering, the physical sciences and biomedicine and will become a second major campus for Imperial College London.
Artist's impression of the technology transfer building
John Anderson, Imperial West Project Director, said the development will provide a wide range of opportunities right across the employment spectrum. "Jobs directly generated by Imperial College will include academic professionals from professors to research assistants, laboratory technicians, a range of administrative posts, cleaners, catering assistants, security officers and maintenance workers," he adds.