Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher are pleased to announce that the Scale Space project received Planning Approval from the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The project for a Imperial College London Thinkspace and Blenheim Chalcot joint venture provides flexible accommodation for high-tech, high-growth businesses on is 23 acre White City Campus. The delivery of approximately 25,400 sqm of employment-generating accommodation for specialist companies associated with research and development, technology and education.
The design has developed into three 4 storey buildings which provide a mix of flexible office, research and development spaces as well as specialist clean room laboratory environments. Other uses in the space comprise a communal lobby, welcome and café space at ground floor. The project takes up an unusual position within a wider masterplan for the area. Although the three buildings will be the first elements to kick start the overall development, they have been developed with a limited lifespan in mind. The buildings together with temporary access, landscaping and associated works have been designed for a 15 year lifespan, which once complete will be de-constructed allowing for the future White City Campus South buildings to come forward. The ‘temporary’ status of the scheme and the need for an extremely fast pace programme, has led to off site build construction methods taking preference over traditional construction. The high quality finishing and efficiencies which can be achieved within the factory, prior to delivery on site has greatly decreased the overall programme meaning that despite its size, the first Building A can be constructed within a 52 week programme.
Following on from the design of the Scale Space building, CJCT’s Interior Designers have been commissioned to develop design concepts for 557 sqm space assigned to a communal ground floor café and amenity area in Building A.
We are excited to see the whole scheme to start coming together.