KPMG is set to re-locate a large number of its staff from its City of London office to a new Canary Wharf office development.
The accountancy firm is planning to vacate its Salisbury Square office when its lease expires in 2015, moving more than a thousand staff members closer to its London HQ at 15 Canada Square – home to around 5,000 of the company’s employees.
The firm is set to move the rest of its staff members into 200,000 sq ft of the London office space provided by 30 North Colonnade. It will occupy the top eight floors of the building.
The new London office development is directly opposite Canary Wharf’s Crossrail station. That development is set to be completed by 2018 and will be home to a number of shops, bars and restaurants.
KPMG COO, Jim Marsh, said: ” The decision to relocate our City office to 30 North Colonnade offers KPMG a unique opportunity to accommodate all of our London partners and staff in one central location, enabling enhanced collaboration opportunities which will ensure KPMG continues to provide the best service for our clients.
“This is in addition to providing a top quality working environment for our staff in a location which has proved successful for KPMG following the relocation from various offices within the City in 2010.”
KPMG’s 152,000 staff members provide audit, tax and advisory services to more than 156 countries across the globe. In the UK, it is part of KPMG Europe LLP, and as such is part of the largest integrated accounting firm in Europe.
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