REHAU has officially launched its new REHAU Hub at The Building Centre in Store Street.
On the 10th anniversary of the opening of its first small office in The Building Centre, REHAU hosted a launch party for architects, specifiers, contractors and trade and retail customers to reveal its impressive new 82m² exhibition space, complete with extensive product displays and dedicated meeting and presentation areas.
Speaking at the event, REHAU’s UK Chief Executive Martin Hitchin said: “It’s now estimated that around 80% of all building projects in the UK are influenced by an individual who is based in London, so our presence here has never been more important.”
He continued: “The new REHAU Hub is designed to demonstrate not only our abilities as a manufacturer of cutting edge products but also our strengths as a solutions provider and design consultant and, as such, it will benefit not only REHAU but all of our customers who work in the commercial sector.”
The new REHAU Hub is a permanent display of REHAU’s range of energy efficient building products ranging from Passivhaus certified window and curtain walling systems to district heating and chilled ceiling solutions.
It showcases the products for visitors to see and touch for themselves, and also includes a screen animation illustrating how these products can be used in domestic and commercial applications.
The REHAU Hub is a key element in the ‘Knowhau’ package which REHAU now offers to architects and consultants. It provides a London base for its team of specialist commercial sales managers who support specification teams with product and planning advice, training and CPD seminars, and gives the many visitors to The Building Centre an insight into the scale and resources behind the familiar REHAU brand.
The response to the new exhibition space during the re-launch was very positive. Rick Hutchinson from Mitsubishi Electric said: “This was my first look at some of the products which REHAU produces and sells in the UK and I was impressed by the quality and innovation on display.”
Marta Strand of MKS Architects added: “I previously only knew REHAU as an underfloor heating supplier but now that I’ve seen the REHAU Hub I realise that it is so much more.”
And Steve Barker from Climatec Windows said: “For REHAU customers like us working in the commercial sector this is a great resource. It’s the perfect location here in The Building Centre and will act as an extension of our own showroom with all of the most advanced REHAU window, door and curtain walling solutions on permanent display.”