L’Oréal Groupe opens new UK headquarters

Written on: October 2, 2023 by SprayTM

As L’Oréal Groupe celebrates reaching a historic milestone of 90 years in the United Kingdom, the company has moved all 1,000+ head office employees to a new facility in Gateway Central in London’s White City Innovation District.

(From L to R) London Councilor Stephen Cowan and Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Deputy Mayor for Business Rajesh Agrawal, and French Ambassador to the UK Ms. Hélène Duchêne joined L’Oréal UK & Ireland Managing Director & Chairman Thierry Cheval to officially open L’Oréal’s new headquarters in White City, London.

L’Oréal Groupe’s new headquarters, which will be home to its 36 international brands, was designed to create a future-fit working environment—with purpose-built spaces—and 10% larger than the previous headquarters, said the company. The design encourages people to choose the best work setting according to their function and the task at hand, be it for more concentrated work in a library, more creative and collaborative work in pods and work cafés, or more networking and connection on a large outdoor Terrace or café.

The building also has sustainability, wellbeing and inclusion at its core to align with the values of L’Oréal’s culture, and those of its employees. The new headquarters has an ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM Design Stage certification—the world’s leading science-based method of assessing, rating and certifying the sustainability of buildings. It is also home to the L’Oréal Academy, a flagship educational center that will train over 10,000 hair and beauty professionals each year.

“Our new headquarters is much more than just a physical space; it is an extension of our culture, who we are, our purpose and our values,” said Thierry Cheval, L’Oréal UK & Ireland Managing Director.

“That’s why it was paramount to take the learnings from the past few years and listen to our people and what they need from their working environment and create a purpose-built space that encourages even greater creativity, collaboration and connection, as well as space for quiet reflection and concentration,” Cheval added.