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Laing O’Rourke to build residential tower for Imperial College

News   •   May 06, 2016 12:51 BST

Laing O’Rourke has been awarded the contract to build the £76.2M residential tower at Imperial College’s new White City Campus by management partners, Voreda.

The 215,000 sq ft residential tower is the third project on the White City Campus awarded to the Company and will provide 192 new homes, 52 of which will be held for Imperial Colleges key employees at below market rents.

Laing O’Rourke is close to completing work on the 270,000 sq ft Molecular Science Research Hub and 250,000 sq ft Translation and Innovation Hub.

The two interconnected hubs make up one of the first major parts of the innovation ecosystem for the College’s new White City Campus, which will co-locate research, entrepreneurs, established companies and global corporations on a scale unprecedented in London.

Paul Sheffield, Managing Director of Laing O’Rourke’s Europe Hub said: “We are delighted to be continuing our on-going 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.”

Laing O’Rourke is due to begin work on the project this month with the project due for completion in 2019.