The Body Shop has moved its new global headquarters to London Bridge, moving the global beauty brand into a more agile workplace, and connecting employees more closely to the centre of London and European hubs. The company was most recently based in East Croydon.
Located at 155 Tooley Street, the four-storey contemporary space reflects the brand’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, aiming to be an inspirational workplace for the more than 200 employees that call it home.
The new central London headquarters has been created with people and planet’s wellbeing in mind, with a better energy performance rating than The Body Shop’s previous office thanks to new and improved systems that ensure round-the-clock efficiency. Sustainably sourced materials are visible from the moment visitors step foot in the building, with a reception desk made from reclaimed wood and recycled plastic in the foyer.
The materials used to create the building have been chosen with staff wellbeing in mind, with carpets made from an innovative material that reduce the concentration of fine dust in the air four times more effectively than regular carpets1, creating cleaner air in the workspace.
Louise Wilson, Global People Director at The Body Shop says: “Our people are at the heart of our ethical and sustainable brand and they often go the extra mile for our customers. To support them, we want to provide an inspiring and creative work environment. Not only are our new offices located in buzzing London Bridge, which opens our global networks to the heart of London, they have been designed to spark dynamic collaboration, and we are incredibly excited to be here.”
Many of The Body Shop’s global teams will be based in the newly opened office, overseeing the brand’s almost 3,000 retail locations across 71 countries. The brand also continues to operate a large additional global office in Littlehampton.