With development well underway, our new 25-acre Campus will be similar in scale and ambition to Imperial’s South Kensington home and will support the College’s mission to achieve enduring excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business for the benefit of society.

Benefits of locating at White City

Creating value from ideas on a global scale

Situated close to White City, Wood Lane and Shepherd’s Bush underground stations, the new campus will:

  • Provide a flexible, adaptable new home for the requirements of Imperial College London, creating opportunities for new fields of multidisciplinary research and to engage with new communities and partners Create a place for innovation and discovery – an inviting and inspiring campus where a culture of research and innovation flourishes among researchers, entrepreneurs, students and the local community
  • Focus on addressing some of the greatest global challenges across science, engineering, medicine and business
  • Encourage collaboration across disciplines, across organisations and across borders

The I-HUB benefits from proximity to:

  • The Hammersmith Hospital Campus
  • Research clusters in Synthetic Biology, Bioengineering, Public Health and Data Science
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology hubs in Climate, Digital and Healthy Living
  • The Molecular Science Research Hub, connected to and sharing services with the Translation & Innovation Hub. This new facility will provide world-class accommodation for Imperial's Department of Chemistry
  • The The Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub, providing space for Imperial’s world-leading researchers, engineers, scientists and clinicians to work together to further
  • research into life-changing medical technologies

White City: a bright future

The White City Campus is situated within the White City Opportunity Area, a 110 hectare (272 acre) strategic regeneration zone in West London which is transforming the local area to deliver social, economic, environment and physical improvement.

Established by the Mayor of London, together with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Transport for London, the ongoing redevelopment of the area is guided by the White City Opportunity Area Planning Framework, which seeks to:

  • Promote economic development and wealth creation, the delivery of new homes, social development, and environmental improvement of the key development sites;
  • Provide a vibrant, creative place with a stimulating and high quality environment where people want to live, work, shop and spend their leisure time;
  • Create a renowned hub for creative industries and innovation, attracting creative, media and entertainment companies together with bio-tech and high-tech start-ups, anchored by some of the world’s greatest institutions including the BBC and Imperial College London;
  • Encourage cutting edge business and academic research that will be linked with schools and colleges to inspire young people, providing opportunities for training and skills development in the community.

Imperial is working alongside other major landowners Stanhope, Westfield London and St James to create an inspiring destination in this part of west London.  Together, the landowners will deliver around 4,000 new homes, 30 acres of public open space, over 450 stores, cafe and restaurants, and 2 million sq ft of office space.  The uses will be surrounded by active and enlivened spaces, mixing culture, science, business, pop-up markets, community spaces and the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experiences.

Over the last 10 years the area has benefited from significant investment, including the £1.6 billion development of the Westfield London shopping centre which opened in 2008 and where a new 740,000 sq ft extension (including a new John Lewis) is under construction.  Close by, Stanhope is developing major mixed use schemes at White City Place and the former BBC Television Centre, while  St James’ White City Living scheme will deliver more than 1,400 new homes.