Imperial seeks £1bn jv partners as R&D investment soars

Imperial College is looking for further joint venture partners to deliver its £1.3bn White City campus expansion. The masterplan, a 2.5m sq ft proposal to develop the 14-acre site located south of the Westway on Wood lane, was approved by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham last month. Imperial is now looking to co-develop the south campus expansion with a property developer, a corporate in a relevant field, or both. Neil Alford, associate provost for academic planning, said: “It may not be just with a property developer, supposing we had a large corporate saying that they would like