Imperial College has submitted a proposal for up to 1,325 residential flats to be built in Old Oak, North Acton.
The proposal is solely for residential properties and does not include any accommodation or amenities for students.
The proposal includes a 56 storey skyscraper that will house a large minority of the flats. The proposal suggests eight buildings in total and is intended to form a new “town centre” near the planned Old Oak station for the HS2 train line.
Building will occur on the One Portal Way site, which the College’s endowment fund acquired in 2016.
The project will also bring shops and green space to the area.
The Vice Provost (Academic Planning) gave a presentation to Union Council on Tuesday regarding the Estates strategy for improving a number of satisfaction metrics for students. Endowment fund uses, such as residential housing developments, did not crop up in this presentation.