L'Oréal Moving into White City Innovation District Next Year

Multinational relocating over 1,000 staff from its base in Hammersmith

A visualisation of the Gateway Central building which is under construction
A visualisation of the Gateway Central building which is under construction

Beauty products giant L'Oréal has confirmed it will be moving north to the White City Innovation District towards the end of next year.

The multinational is set to relocate its 1,200-strong UK corporate headquarters from Hammersmith Broadway into Gateway Central – a brand-new building at White City Place. It will feature an academy to train 10,000 people every year.

Gateway Central is set to be completed later this year. The top five floors of the 10-storey building have been let to L'Oréal.

Spanning life sciences, creative and technology businesses with a strategic focus on sustainability, the area is already home to many organisations including Novartis, Airbus, ITV and The Royal College of Art.

Gateway Central is located only short distance away from the former BBC Television Centre. The developers of the building say that its sustainable ‘passive’ design takes advantage of the local climate, meaning that it can utilise solar power and cool night air to minimise the use of active heating and cooling.

As a result, it is claimed that it will take 52 per cent less energy to cool than a comparable building, thanks to 1,900 square feet of photovoltaic solar panels, set to supply eight per cent of the building’s energy.

H&F Leader Cllr Stephen Cowan said, “The White City Innovation District continues to go from strength to strength. It demonstrates that our pioneering Industrial Strategy is working to help create this major global economic and cultural hotspot.

“By attracting industry leaders like L'Oréal we’re continuing to create opportunities for local people as part of our efforts to make H&F the best place to live, work and socialise.”

155,000 square feet of office space remains unlet in the development.

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October 24, 2022