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Ardmore Begins New Student Accommodation at North Acton

Sat 19th Jun 2021

Imperial College has announced the appointment of Ardmore to deliver the main works at 140 Wales Farm Road, providing a new purpose built hall of residence with over 600 student rooms and 85 ‘PRS’ residential units. The re-development of part of the former Perfume Factory site at 140 Wales Farm Road in North Acton, marks a continuation of Imperial College’s investment within the London Borough of Ealing.

The scheme will provide student accommodation and residential suites for the rental market within a series of blocks rising to 31 storeys. The student accommodation comprises 603 studio and twin bedrooms (729 beds) together with warden units, arranged over 9 to 31 storeys. The development also includes 85 ‘PRS’ residential units extending up to 10 storeys.

Ardmore’s managing director, Cormac Byrne, said

“we are delighted to have been appointed as the main contractor for this important project. I am especially pleased that Imperial College have shown such confidence in us to deliver one of their most prestigious schemes.

“140 Wales Farm Road will be the tallest traditional masonry tower in the UK, and its unique design provides several challenges; not least providing external façade access at 31 storeys via an innovative climbing screen.  We look forward to working with Imperial College and their team to tackle these challenges head on and deliver some of the best student accommodation in London.”