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Former Unigate Dairy site: University's White City campus plans to go on display

Imperial College London is seeking public feedback over the southern part of its White City campus, on the former Unigate Dairy site

The Imperial College London campus plans for White City(Image: Imperial College London)

Imperial College London is launching a public consultation on its proposals for the southern part of its White City campus.

The university is hosting a number of exhibitions across the local area for members of the community to view and comment on during May.

The proposals cover the part of the campus south of the A40 Westway on the former Unigate Dairy site.

The university, which focuses on science, engineering, medicine and business, says feedback from the event will be considered before a planning application is submitted to Hammersmith and Fulham Council later in the year.

The public consultations will be held on:

  • Friday May 12 from 12 midday to 5pm at the Harrow Club, 187 Freston Road
  • Saturday May 13 from 2.30pm to 6pm at St Helen’s Church, St Helen’s Gardens, North Kensington
  • Thursday May 18 from 11am to 4pm at the Wood Lane Community Centre, 78 White City Close
  • Friday May 19 from 3pm to 8pm at the White City Community Centre, India Way
  • Saturday May 20 from 10am to 3pm at Brickfields Hall, Wood Lane Studios, Shinfield Street

Professor Neil Alford, associate provost (academic planning), at Imperial College London, said: “We’ve made a long-term commitment to White City.

“We are already working with organisations across the area to make a real difference to the community.

“As part of this, we want local people to come and find out more about what’s happening, and give us their feedback on our draft proposals for the White City Campus.

“This is part of our commitment to involve our neighbours in the community at an early stage and long into the future.”

The college already has a long-term presence in White City with several buildings either open or under construction on the part of the campus north of the Westway.

The Molecular Sciences Research Hub will house research from Imperial’s chemistry department, while construction has begun on the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub, which will house research into new and affordable medical technology.

Research and tech-focused businesses are now moving into the Translation & Innovation Hub (I-HUB), a building dedicated to companies which turn research into new products and services. The northern part of the campus is also home to 600 postgraduate students, and a new residential building is under construction.

Later this year, Imperial will open The Invention Rooms – a new facility in Wood Lane, providing workshop facilities, design studios and meeting spaces for local people.

More information on the draft masterplan for the southern part of the White City Campus can be found here , or by calling 020 7323 3544, emailing whitecityplanning@imperial.ac.uk or writing to FREEPOST White City Campus planning.

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