L’Oréal to relocate London headquarters

L’Oréal has become the latest company to relocate its offices to White City, helping cement the west London district as a new fashion and beauty-oriented hub.

The world’s largest cosmetics company is set to relocate from its current office in Hammersmith to White City Place.

Developed and owned by Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo, the creative business district is also home to fashion designers Ralph & Russo, online luxury fashion retailer Yoox-Net-a-Porter, the BBC and ITV Studios.

L’Oréal’s 1,000 London-based employees will move to the new headquarters in autumn 2023, which is when the company will reach the end of its current lease.

Architects Allies and Morrison have designed the new building, which will see the beauty brand occupy six floors to accommodate its London workforce plus the L’Oréal Academy, a project that will aim to train more than 10,000 hairdressers a year.

Vismay Sharma, country manager of L’Oréal UK and Ireland said: “The new building is at the heart of an energetic and creative campus at White City Place located next to Imperial College and Westfield London, a location which is reflective of our ambition to become the leading BeautyTech company. 

“Relocating our corporate headquarters is a unique opportunity to provide our employees with a workplace for tomorrow and a headquarters that best represents our creative and innovative company alongside our mission of beauty for all.”