R&D boost at AkzoNobel
Major paints and coatings business – and home of Dulux – AkzoNobel is redeveloping its Slough head office to accommodate new research and development facilities.
Work has begun on the construction of state-of-the-art research and development facilities and laboratory space. The development includes the major refurbishment of an entire wing of the three-story AkzoNobel Building on Wexham Road in Slough and construction of two new research and development buildings – a warehouse and a central utilities building.
Fiona McLachlan, Technical Director Colour, AkzoNobel, says: “The development opens up a world of possibilities – bringing together our UKI Decorative Paints business and our Slough-based research and development community – to focus on the delivery of pioneering products and innovations and help us set the standard in colour and protection.”
Construction is scheduled to be completed in mid-October and it is hoped the new facility will be fully functioning in early 2022.
The development of the new facility in Slough follows the opening of AkzoNobel’s €13 million Innovation Campus in Felling in the North East in 2019.