Strong growth drives Deloitte Canberra office expansion
11 December 2014: Deloitte announced today that it would be consolidating its two offices in Barton and Brindabella, expanding its Canberra presence by moving the firm’s Canberra Deloitte Access Economics and Restructuring Services headquarters in Barton to Brindabella Business Park by December 2015.
Deloitte Canberra’s 20%-plus, annual growth since 2011— despite slow-paced Canberra and Federal Government growth— has driven the firm’s need for more space and upgraded office facilities.
A thorough search and market sounding have resulted in a Heads of Agreement between Deloitte and the Canberra Airport (Capital Airport Group).
In addition to Deloitte’s current space of 1,493sqm on Level 2 and 172sqm on the ground floor, the firm will be taking a further 372sqm on the ground floor next to the existing tenancy; and 573sqm on the first floor to make up a total of 2,610sqm.
The office move will mean the unification of Deloitte’s two existing Canberra offices, the leases for both of which will expire in 2015. Deloitte Access Economics retained its Barton office when it joined Deloitte in 2011.
Deloitte’s Office Managing Partner in Canberra, Lynne Pezzullo said: “The timing is opportune for us to come together ‘As One’ under the same roof, which is a win for the connectivity of our teams, our collaboration, our business synergies and, of course, our clients.”
The move will enable the firm to bring all its suite of services together at one site. “Our services have diversified substantially in recent years to include a new focus on Human Capital, Restructuring Services, Forensic, Digital, Infrastructure and Contestability. The acquisition of Analytics Group, who joined us in July 2014, increased our finance and performance management services.
“Canberra Airport’s development activity, new hotel facilities, ease of parking, quality and diversity of amenities, as well as value for money ultimately drove the decision to expand at 8 Brindabella Circuit. We can now build our office of the future,” said Lynne Pezzullo.”
“Plans are afoot for a refit of the new office space including co-design workshop spaces, flexi-offices that can convert to internal meeting rooms as well as adjustable stand/sit workstations available on all floors.”
“We are delighted that Deloitte have chosen Brindabella Business Park as the location to consolidate its Canberra offices, and expand its current footprint in Australia’s first 5 Star Green Star accredited building at 8 Brindabella Circuit,” said Canberra Airport Head of Property, Richard Snow.
“We deliver the workplace needs of our tenants using a holistic precinct approach which extends beyond just high quality office accommodation to the quality of the surrounding amenity and the natural environment in a central, accessible location. We look forward to continuing to cater for Deloitte’s office accommodation requirements into the future, building on a long-standing commercial relationship.”
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