Residential tower at Imperial College’s new White City Campus to be buit by Laing O’Rourke.
Laing O’Rourke has been awarded a contract by Imperial College London’s development management partners Voreda to construct a residential tower on behalf of the College.
The 215,000 sq ft tower is the next milestone in the development of Imperial’s White City Campus , the College’s major new campus, co-locating world class researchers, businesses and higher education partners to create value from ideas on a global scale. Once completed, the tower will provide 192 new homes, including 59 earmarked for Imperial key workers at below market rents.
The £76.2m contract award is the third project on the White City Campus to be awarded to Laing O’Rourke which is now only a few months away from completing the construction of the 270,000 sq ft Molecular Science Research Hub and 250,000 sq ft Translation and Innovation Hub, also on behalf of Voreda and Imperial.
Paul Sheffield, Managing Director of Laing O’Rourke’s Europe Hub 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”
The Laing O’Rourke team is due on site in May with completion expected in 2019.