Research, innovation and business
We want to support research and innovation by creating a place where researchers, businesses and the local community meet and share ideas.
We are proposing:
- The majority of the site would be dedicated to research and office space. This will provide a new home for Imperial’s researchers and our business partners, companies focused on research, technology and innovation.
- To encourage collaboration and community, the central space would be framed by a range of active uses at ground floor level which could include cafés and restaurants, retail, exhibition space or other community and cultural facilities.
- To create a vibrant and diverse mix of uses, the campus could also include new homes and a hotel at the southernmost part of the site.
Collaboration with business
Commercial partners are vital to our work – they help to translate research into commercial applications and benefits for society. We want to create an exciting community of start-up businesses, spin out companies (which have been started based on research ideas) and major corporations collaborating with our academic researchers.