18/02/2020 14:35 by Buildington
L'Oréal UK and Ireland will be moving from its current office site in Hammersmith to a brand new bespoke building in White City Place.
L’Oréal will occupy six floors of the eleven storey building, which is part of the new creative business district White City Place, developed and owned by Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo. Other occupiers at White City Place include the fashion designers Ralph & Russo, online luxury fashion retailer Yoox-Net-a-Porter, the BBC and ITV Studios. The workforce of 1,000 employees at L’Oréal’s London-based headquarters are due to move in Autumn 2023 to the new building, which is when the company will reach the end of its current lease. The space will reflect L’Oréal’s culture, focused on collaboration, creativity and agility.
The new building, designed by one of the UK’s largest architecture practices Allies and Morrison, has a total floor space of over 240,000 square feet and includes an outdoor terrace with capacity for up to 250 people. As part of the move, the company will continue to house the L’Oréal Academy, which will train more than 10,000 hairdressers a year. The company hopes this will positively influence the local economy and bring new employment and training opportunities to the hairdressing industry.
David Camp, Chief Executive, Stanhope commented: “We are delighted that L’Oréal has chosen to make a new building at White City Place as their new UK headquarters. They will be a great addition to the fantastic mix of creative and fashion companies already based at White City Place and will help cement White City’s position as a leading global business district for world class companies.”
Eiichiro Onozawa, Managing Director, Mitsui Fudosan said: “L’Oréal has chosen to make White City Place their new permanent home in London, joining a host of world leading companies located in White City including Novartis and Publicis. The move highlights how White City has quickly become a destination of choice for ambitious, innovative businesses seeking world class facilities, a prime location and renowned transport links.”
L’Oréal was advised by Cushman and Wakefield and Stanhope, Mitsui and AIMCo by Knight Frank.
07/01/2020 21:08 by Buildington
British luxury fashion house Ralph & Russo will open new a new atelier space and head office at White City Place in May.
The new 30,000 sq ft space in the Media Works building at White City Place will be home to around 400 employees.
20/03/2019 21:19 by Buildington
The new White City Theatre will open at White City Place in summer 2019 with a 1,200-seat fully flexible theatre plus an 800-seat fully flexible multi-purpose venue.
There will be an interconnecting foyer space complete with a large onsite bar; the theatre will showcase a ground-breaking and exciting programme of large-scale theatrical shows, film screenings, exhibitions, concerts and international events.
The new venue will be operated by Troubadour Theatres, the award-winning team behind the successful King’s Cross Theatre, home to the Olivier-award winning The Railway Children and David Bowie’s Lazarus.
31/01/2019 12:29 by Buildington
Novartis, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, has become the latest life sciences company to open a new head office in White City Place.
Novartis will be joining fellow life sciences companies Autolus and Synthace in residency at White City Place with further announcements of other companies taking space at White City Place in the immediate pipeline. Novartis will initially be taking 54,000 sq. ft. of space in March 2019, with the option to expand further to 65,000 sq. ft., and will move in by January 2020.
White City’s status as an emerging cluster for technology and innovation was confirmed by the recent NLA Knowledge Capital Report which highlighted the effect that Imperial College’s White City Campus, with its new Molecular Sciences Research Hub, had had on scientific innovation and the pioneering ethos of the area. It described White City as “one of the main life science and tech districts”, praising the interplay between its scientific research and its forward-looking companies.
Underpinned by the Hammersmith and Fulham Industrial Strategy, White City Place encourages collaboration between its tenants and the wider life sciences community. With companies such as OpenCell, Rebelbio and Blenheim Chalcot all located in the borough and Imperial College a direct neighbour, White City Place is stationed at the heart of the UK’s capital of life sciences research.
Other tenants at White City Place include the Yoox Net-a-Porter technology centre, the workspace accelerator for tech businesses and biotech start-ups, Huckletree West, and the pioneering tech ‘scale-ups’ Attention Seekers and Arts Alliance Media. The site boasts onsite fitness complexes Studio Lagree and F45 Fitness, alongside a host of modern restaurants, bars and cafés, including Feast, Coco Di Mama and Waka. The WestWorks building is also home to ‘The Studio’, a state of the art 100-seater space equipped with the latest technology in audio and visual recording.
The offices are now 100% let with Publicis Media to move in next Spring to occupy 212,000 square feet across seven floors of 2 Television Centre.
Stanhope Chief Executive, David Camp, commented:
“We are delighted that Novartis has chosen WestWorks at White City Place as their new headquarters in the UK. The addition of Novartis to WestWorks shows the growth of science and innovation within White City, the best new neighbourhood in London. With the transformation of White City Place and the development of Imperial College’s new campus, White City has confirmed itself as the destination of choice for emerging and advanced life sciences companies.”
Haseeb Ahmad, UK Country President of Novartis added:
“White City is quickly becoming one of the UK’s life sciences and technology districts, and the ethos of The WestWorks campus complements how we work to deliver on our strategy to reimagine medicine.”
28/11/2018 18:32 by Buildington
Creative agency Attention Seekers and software company Arts Alliance Media will relocate to the new business suite in the WestWorks building.
Attention Seekers is an award-winning production company and creative agency, specialising in interactive broadcasts, online video content and live events.
As a cutting-edge company working in the music, entertainment and fashion industries, the innovative pedigree of Attention Seekers works in music, entertainment and fashion industries. Clients include Microsoft, The Grammys and Nike. Its content has featured on BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and YouTube and Attention Seekers have worked alongside celebrities including Jeremey Clarkson, presenter Maya Jama and Olympic gymnast Louis Smith.
Founded in 2003, Arts Alliance Media is the world’s leading provider of digital cinema software and services.
Arts Alliance Media’s software touches over 40,000 screens globally, while their network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand. Their drive to optimise cinemas and their vision to future-proof the industry using digital cinema technology enables them to pave the way in providing clients with the smartest solutions.
10/07/2018 16:58 by Buildington
Consultancy firm, Parker Lane Group is moving to White City Place.
Parker Lane was founded in 2010 by Raffy Kassardjian who has 15 years’ experience of identifying supply chain and reverse logistics solutions, as well as recycling used clothing.
Raffy Kassardjian, founder of Parker Lane, commented: “We are delighted to be moving into WestWorks and joining the rapidly growing business community forming at White City Place. The office space and amenities are great, and the area is an exciting place to work.”
Parker Lane will join tenants including Cutting Edge Group, ITV, Yoox Net-A-Porter, JellyCat and The Royal College of Art.
21/05/2018 22:34 by Buildington
Music financier, producer and service provider Cutting Edge Group is moving into the new business suite at White City Place.
With offices in London, New York and Los Angeles, CEG invests in 30-40 films a year. Its extensive portfolio includes providing investment capital and music services for more than 400 feature films including The King’s Speech, Whiplash and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and a number of high profile films, due to be released later in 2018.
Through its vertically-integrated service companies and partners, including the Varese Sarabande label and production company Cutting Edge Originals, CEG offers a fully equipped music department for independent producers. This includes the management of music licensing, representation of content creators and investment in music budgets for film and TV Studios.
Philip Moross, CEO of CEG commented: “We love the history and potential of the area. Moving to White City gives us the opportunity to collaborate with the most exciting companies, and to provide the best experience for our staff, both during work, with the onsite amenities, and after work with its socalising and dining offerings. We are excited to witness first-hand the redevelopment of White City over the next few years, as it is further established as an aspirational destination of choice.”
David Camp, CEO Stanhope added: “White City Place delivers for the most innovative and exciting organisations - whether start-ups, scale-ups or global brands. CEG is well suited to this location and we are delighted to announce its arrival, which - alongside brands like Jellycat - further confirms White City Place as London’s most dynamic new business district.”
01/04/2018 13:29 by Buildington
Nikkei fusion restaurant WAKA will open soon in the WestWorks building at White City Place.
Nikkei fusion was born in the late 1800s when settlers from Japan migrated to Peru, adapting their home cuisine to incorporate local ingredients. WAKA’s menu combines Japanese simplicity with the playfulness of Peru, with customer favourites including the Maracuya Salmon Tiradito and the Truffle Tuna Tataki.
Previously only found in high-end restaurants, WAKA makes Nikkei food available to everyone. You will find a selection of sushi, bento and ceviche on the menu along with a variety of hot bowls, such as signature dish Miso Salmon Anticucho, all made fresh to eat daily.
David Camp, Stanhope, Chief Executive commented:
“We are thrilled to announce that WAKA has chosen to open in White City Place as an exciting new enterprise on the London food scene. Its arrival will complement and enhance an already leading line-up of independent restaurants”
02/03/2018 07:31 by Buildington
Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has unveiled a new Tech Hub in the MediaWorks building at the White City Place development.
It will be home to a 500-strong team of technologists who will drive the group’s future growth.
YNAP's CEO Federico Marchetti officially declared the facility open in a ceremony attended by the architect of the space Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and London’s deputy mayor for business Rajesh Agrawal.
Marchetti said: “We are happy to invest in London and we are here to revolutionise the luxury industry,”. A further 100 jobs are expected to be created at the facility in the coming two years and YNAP is also investing in the community with a partnership with Imperial College London, called Imperial Codelab, to teach local schoolchildren technology skills such as coding.
Grimshaw described the 70,000 sq ft facility, which features six “tea rooms”, video conferencing pods, and many flexible and collaborative working spaces as “one of the most human spaces” around. “We set out to create a space that is good for humanity,” he said. “We have gone away from the regimented office space,” he continued, adding the space was designed to be flexible and could be reconfigured based on staff feedback.
Deputy mayor Agrawal, who is himself an entrepreneur having founded London-based commercial foreign exchange company RationalFX, described Marchetti’s decision to build the hub in London as “a smart move”. “We have the largest tech eco-system in Europe. We have 46,000 tech companies with 240,000 employees,” he said.
03/07/2017 16:29 by Buildington
Studio Lagree and F45 gyms have signed a deal with developer Stanhope and landowner Mitsui Fudosan to take space in the WestWorks building at White City Place.
Both gyms will each occupy 4,000 sq ft studios, and will serve local residents and workers alike.
Studio Lagree is a studio concept workout designed by Sebastien Lagree’ that incorporates the latest M3 Megaformer™ machines – a system of resistance and counter-resistance used to place muscles under constant tension and work them to failure point, a key to the method’s delivery of swift results.
F45, short for Functional 45 Training, is a circuit based training gym that incorporates the latest innovation in fitness-based technology to produce high-intensity sessions.
F45’s Athletic Directors have designed an extensive range of range of 29 high-intensity, group training programmes lasting 45 minutes that aim to leave users energised and exhilarated. Classes incorporate the latest innovation in fitness-based technology for increased motivation and measurement, as well as post-activity workout reporting resulting in an enhanced customer experience.
WestWorks will provide over 290,000 sq ft of dynamic office space, with a a WiFi-enabled co-working reception and bright, modern floors overlooking central gardens and terraces.
David Camp, Chief Executive, Stanhope commented: “The arrival of these two global gyms is a brilliant step forward in our vision for White City Place as an exciting and dynamic environment that caters for employee’s wellbeing. Local workers, residents and students will have a brilliant opportunity to make use of these fantastic gyms as well as our broader amenities.”
Robert Lepone, Managing Director, Studio Lagree UK added: "We are very excited to be opening our third London location later this year at White City Place and our 10th location globally. Our latest location will feature the Lagree Fitness Method, using 16 patented Megaformers, and our Studio KO box-fit format. This location provides us with a footprint that spans the London area and enables our clients to visit all three studios."
Rob Deutsch, founder, F45 said: "The F45 ethos of fostering community through personal achievement is an ideal fit with White City Place, blurring the lines between work and play, and recognising that success is inextricably linked to how we feel about where we work.”
03/07/2017 16:27 by Buildington
ITV Studios is moving its Daytime production business from their present location at London Television Centre tower on London’s South Bank to White City Place.
ITV Studios Daytime will be based in White City during the redevelopment of the South Bank site.
ITV Studios will occupy 27,000 sq ft of modern office space with some 350 ITV staff moving in 2018 into The WestWorks building, part of Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan’s White City Place business district comprising one million sq ft of office space.
ITV Studios will also be sub-letting studio space from BBC Studioworks in nearby Television Centre, Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan’s mixed-use redevelopment of the former BBC TV headquarters on Wood Lane.
Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women will be produced from the studios as will Strictly Come Dancing’s spin off show, It Takes Two, and The Jonathan Ross Show.
David Camp, Chief Executive of Stanhope Plc, said: “It is fantastic that ITV will be moving into the studios at Television Centre and joining more than 3,000 existing BBC staff at White City Place, alongside Yoox Net-a-Porter, the Royal College of Art, Huckletree and Imperial College’s new White City campus next door on Wood Lane. Television Centre already includes the HQ of BBC Worldwide, three state of the art studios operated by BBC Studioworks and a new Soho House members club, rooftop pool, gym, hotel and restaurants.”
23/06/2017 11:57 by Buildington
The Royal College of Art (RCA) have signed an agreement with Stanhope to open a new campus for 700 postgraduate students and staff at White City Place.
Located in the 3-storey Garden House Building in White City Place, the Royal College of Art will open its new hub for communication, architecture and humanities in Autumn 2017.
Alongside Imperial College London’s new state-of-the-art White City Campus, the announcement of the Royal College of Art’s move will cement White City’s place as a new and exciting hub for the creative industries.
David Camp, Chief Executive of Stanhope, commented: “It is fantastic for us to welcome the Royal College of Art to White City Place, the commercial heart of White City. Our objective is for White City Place to enable an ecosystem to develop which connects business, technology and education and inspires creative innovation in White City. The arrival of RCA alongside the BBC, Yoox Net-a-Porter and Imperial College is a major step forward in achieving this objective.”
Professor Jane Pavitt, Dean of the School of Humanities said: ‘This move will give the School, and most importantly its students and staff, a quality of space and interaction that will foster new thinking and practice in relation to arts and culture, media, design and the built environment. We look forward to shaping a vibrant and integrated creative environment in our new home.’
23/12/2016 12:09 by Buildington
Online luxury fashion retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter is the first major office letting in the MediaWorks building at White City Place taking 70,000 sq ft of office space as a cutting edge Tech Hub.
Yoox Net-a-Porter’s new offices will accommodate up to 650 members of the global technology team, bringing all its UK technology teams into one location.
The MediaWorks is the second of three buildings under redevelopment at White City Place and will provide 230,000 square feet of office space along with 15,000 square feet of retail and restaurants.
Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor of London for Business and Enterprise, said“I am delighted that there will be yet more new tech jobs coming to the capital. This highlights once again that London is open for business, new investment and global talent.”
Yoox Net-a-Porter will benefit from the superfast IT network broadband connections, great transport links and exciting new independent restaurants and cafes and public space that White City Place will soon provide.
Alex Alexander, Chief Information Officer at Yoox Net-a-Porter Group, said: “As Yoox Net-a-Porter Group grows, it is exciting to move into a new home for all of our UK technologists that will inspire and facilitate creativity and innovation, enabling us to build even better retail and content experiences for our customers.”
Source: televisioncentre.com 17.10.2016
17/10/2016 13:50 by Buildington
Stanhope's Broadcast Centre at White City Place is one of the first buildings to achieve Wired Certification.
WiredScore recently launched the Connectivity Ratings Scheme, an initiative developed in partnership with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, to boost connectivity across London using the trusted Wired Certification programme. In conjunction with this launch, ten notable London buildings have achieved Wired Certification, the international standard developed by WiredScore that distinguishes best-in-class Internet connectivity in office buildings.
In order to achieve Wired Certification, buildings must meet many standards of telecom and property industries. These standards include the number and quality of internet service providers, the bandwidth capabilities, and the reliability of connections based on the building’s infrastructure.
Stanhope director, Henry Williams said: “Stanhope is committed to providing world-class office space across London. We are proud that Broadcast Centre at White City Place is among the first buildings in London to be awarded the Platinum Wired Certified seal, demonstrating our commitment to providing the first class IT connectivity and tech infrastructure that businesses need.”
04/11/2015 21:02 by Buildington