The 20,000 m2 building will house 192 apartments, including 59 earmarked for Imperial key workers at below market rents. The tower is the next milestone in the development of Imperial’s new campus.
The Laing O’Rourke team starts on site in May with completion expected in 2019.
This is the third project on the White City Campus to be awarded to Laing O’Rourke. The contractors is now only a few months away from completing the £200m construction of the 25,000 m2 Molecular Science Research Hub and 23,000 m2 Translation & Innovation Hub, also on behalf of and Imperial and its development management partner Voreda.
Laing O’Rourke Europe managing director Paul Sheffield said: “We are delighted to be continuing our ongoing relationship with both Imperial College London and Voreda and look forward to delivering a residential building which will create a landmark building for the White City Campus.”
Graham Stark, Imperial’s development director for the White City Campus, said: “This new residential tower is another exciting step for Imperial in White City. It demonstrates our long-term commitment to delivering a vibrant mixed-use community. The tower is an integral part of our new 25-acre innovation campus and further establishes Imperial’s presence in the area for generations to come. The campus itself is the largest single development in the college’s history and offers huge potential for the local area.”