Laing O’Rourke hands over £200M science hub

WCN Editorial Team 12 Sep 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Laing O’Rourke has completed construction of a £200M science building for Imperial College London.


The Translation & Innovation Hub — located on the college’s 25-acre White City Campus in West London — includes laboratories, incubator and accelerator space, as well as flexible office space.

Imperial College ThinkSpace CEO Eulian Roberts said: “The handover of the hub marks the next exciting step in the development of the College’s White City Campus.

“The campus will be a centre for multidisciplinary research and innovation to help tackle some of the world’s most critical health, natural sciences, engineering and data challenges.

“By bringing together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and students, the campus will create a new networked environment that will drive successful collaboration and experimentation.”

According to Laing O’Rourke, the fit-out works are due to start on the chemistry department’s Molecular Sciences Research Hub at the campus, while construction works are set to commence on the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub.

Furthermore, work is in progress on a housing building to offer 192 apartments, with plans underway for the rest of the campus to include further hubs for academic research, education and translation, community and commercial facilities, and housing.

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