The construction of affordable homes in White City leads economic recovery

Construction at Wood Lane, London W12 near Television Centre by St. James (taken July 2018)

A key theme for debate when we carrying out our 'Science Cities' forum discussion this October will be the issue of how to house key workers in cities.

Future Cities Forum interviewed the Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (Bruno Holthof) who is developing - with Oxford City Council - a Headington campus for R&D with key worker housing, and we also included Imperial College London's Director of Financial Strategy (John Anderson) in our discussions at White City on the plans for Imperial West.

Now Hammersmith & Fulham Council has secured 185 new affordable home in White City for key workers. The Centre House development in Wood Lane forms part of the work the council is carrying out in partnership with local partners such as Imperial College London and Berkeley Group to kick-start the local and wider UK economic recovery post the outbreak of Covid-19.

The new homes will be built for Imperial College London and Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust employees as well as other local key workers, in on of London's most exciting new neighbourhoods.

White City is now home to the UK's new capital of life sciences innovation which includes the likes of Imperial College London, Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis and a thriving media hub with the BBC and ITV located there.