New university to open in Chiswick Business Park

Image above: Chiswick Business Park by Jennifer Griffiths

A university will be opening in Chiswick later this year, after planning permission was granted for the campus in Chiswick Business Park.

Richmond, The American International University in London – a liberal arts university, will be moving from its current campus in Richmond in July 2022. This year also marks the 50th year since the University was founded.

Over the coming months, students, staff and faculty will be involved with the design and fit-out plans for the new campus location. The fit-out will be managed by Ambit, part of the Workplace Futures Group, which specialises in the refurbishment and furnishing of commercial premises for a wide range of clients.

In preparation for the move, the University has been developing a range of options for managed student accommodation available from September next year with varying price, location, size and facilities.

The university said the new location will provide its students with potential internship and employment opportunities amongst 72 companies currently based at Chiswick Park including Danone, Discovery, Starbucks and IMG.

Image above: Chiswick Business Park by Jennifer Griffiths

Move will ‘develop new relations’ with local businesses and community

Professor Phil Deans, President and Vice Chancellor of the University, said:

“We have been considering different options for the future campus location over the last 18 months and are delighted to have found a new home in the innovative and award-winning Chiswick Park.

“This is a once in a generation opportunity to take the University forward and to improve the facilities and environment for all of our students, staff and faculty. The move to this new location during our 50th year will offer the University significant opportunities. It will allow us to develop new relationships with both local businesses and the community and reimagine our future as the UK’s pioneering liberal arts university.”

Matt Coulson, CEO Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work said:

“We are looking forward to welcoming the first University to Chiswick Park. This is a great fit for our campus as we will directly connect students and businesses.”

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