14 Oct 2022

Council Leader Meets With L’Oreal At Gateway Central

Councillor Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, met with Thierry Cheval, Country Managing Director of L’Oréal UK & Ireland to tour the newly built 280,000sq ft Gateway Central building at White City Place, they were also joined by Jonathan Pickstone, Strategic Director for Economy at Hammersmith & Fulham Council, and Paul March, Project Director for Stanhope PLC.

L’Oréal are relocating their UK corporate headquarters, bringing 1,200 staff to the top five floors of Gateway Central. The new building will provide a unique opportunity post-COVID for L’Oréal to build a workplace for tomorrow, designed around modern working methods that encompass L’Oréal’s ethos of creativity and innovation. The new HQ will also feature a training academy, a flagship training hub which plans to upskill 10,000 hair professionals from across the country each year.

As a leader in sustainable beauty and beauty technology, L’Oréal joins a rapidly growing business district at White City place, with buildings designed for modern life sciences, creative and technology businesses and with a strategic focus on sustainability. Gateway Central’s ‘passive’ design harnesses environmental conditions such as solar radiation, cool night air and air pressure differences to drive the internal environment and create comfortable conditions inside the building. The building also recycles wastewater from showers, baths, washbasins and washing machines which is not considered to be potentially dangerous. The GWC greywater recycling system delivers 50% water efficiency over BREEAM benchmarks.