In the 1960s the original Central Research Laboratory was founded by EMI as the company’s collaborative R&D division and was based on this very site. Here, scientists and inventors pioneered innovations such as stereo sound and airborne radar; they turned television into a commercial product and developed the CAT scanner.
We strive to build upon the incredible legacy of innovation that has come before us.
Over the next year CRL will go through an exciting expansion with a move to a stunning 20,000 sq foot converted Victorian power station called Powerhouse – almost trebling the number of companies we can support in our workspaces and programmes.
The development, which is just 5 minutes walk from our current site, was recently granted planning permission and work has begun on site. Excitingly, the building is already up for an architectural design award!
Additional sites will open throughout the country under our new Plus X brand over the next 5 years starting with a 53,000 square foot space in Brighton which opened early this year.
Plus X creates inspiring work spaces that unlocks potential; driving business growth and innovation, community collaboration and positive social impact.
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Central Research Laboratory
252 Blyth Rd
Hayes UB3 1HA
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