14 Jul 2017


Hammersmith and Fulham Council launched their Industrial Strategy on Wednesday 12 July at Imperial College’s new Translation & Innovation Hub (I-Hub).

The report entitled “economic growth for everyone” was unveiled by Cllr Stephen Cowan who outlined his vision to make Hammersmith and Fulham into “West Tech”, a global beacon of innovation and growth and a leading place for tech and creative businesses, education and research.

White City will be the focal point of the Council’s “West-Tech” ambition – with White City Place already home to fashion-tech company Yoox-Net-A-Porter (YNAP), co-working space Huckletree and the Royal College of Art, which will be opening a new Creative Hub at the Garden House Building.

The industrial strategy includes a “growth partnership” between LBHF and Imperial College to support local tech and creative business, possible reductions, and new career development plans for science and maths teachers.