Description of 140 Wales Farm Road
140 Wales Farm Road is the new campus development by Imperial College in North Acton, London W3.
The existing buildings will be demolished and five new buildings arranged over 5 to 31-storeys constructed.
The student accommodation comprises 603 rooms and 736 beds. These are arranged in Cluster Units, Twin Units, Studios, Warden Units and Sub Warden Units. The student accommodation raises to 31 stories creating an iconic identity for the student accommodation.
The rooms will be allocated as part of Imperial’s guarantee to offer accommodation to all eligible first year undergraduate students. Rent for first year accommodation as a whole is set so that it covers the College’s maintenance, capital and running costs for accommodation – the College does not generate a surplus. The students’ union is involved in setting rent levels for the different halls.
Alongside the student accommodation, Imperial is also building a 10-storey block of 85 residential flats, with a mix of studio and 1-2 bedrooms. All of the flats will be rented, and 35% will be offered at the London Living Rent to keyworkers including Imperial staff.
The office/commercial development of 67,000sqft of high quality, flexible office accommodation is arranged over 6 floors.
85 residential units are planned. The residential accommodation will be developed as Private Rented Sector accommodation. 35 of the residential units will be delivered as affordable housing in the form of Discount Market Rent available to College Key Workers.
The nearest tube station North Acton is just moments from here.
Next to Essential Living The Perfume Facory site.
2019 October - The building tops out.
2017 August - Planning permission granted by Ealing Council ref no 172682FUL.
January - Imperial College acquires the 1.8 acre site for the development of a new hall of residence for Imperial undergraduates.
Former home of the Elizabeth Arden factory. Elizabeth
Arden perfumes and cosmetics were manufactured and distributed here.