Saint-Gobain launches UK Innovation Centre
The new innovation centre on Great Portland Street in London will showcase the company’s products
Showcasing innovative and sustainable products, the centre contains product libraries and resources for specifiers alongside meeting spaces and conference facilities.
Models of construction products and solutions provide a better understanding of how systems work in practice, whilst screens showcase products, solutions and other Saint-Gobain initiatives.
The centre will display products from Saint-Gobain’s many UK businesses, including Artex, British Gypsum, Ecophon, Saint-Gobain Glass, Isover, Pasquill and Weber.
Speaking at the launch, Saint Gobain’s CEO, Pierre-André de Chalendar said: ‘With this new Innovation Centre, Saint-Gobain opens up to professionals with a global vision of our market to help develop and stimulate research. This Innovation Centre reflects our ambition: to become the reference for sustainable habitat, bringing innovative solutions to meet the main challenges of our time.’
He added: ‘We need to get the government to recognize the importance of innovation in the construction industry.’
Founded in 1664, Saint Gobain invests more than £416 million on research and development into new products each year.