Life at Gateway
In recent years, we have made significant investments to make our working environment and office buildings inspiring places to work that positively impact our productivity, performance, and well-being.
Next door to Brussels Airport, the Deloitte Gateway office is a bustling work environment. The location was a conscious decision to opt for a central public transport hub in order to facilitate sustainable commuter traffic and improve our ability to continue working on cross-border projects.
Every morning, Deloitte professionals walk through Gateway’s atrium past the Stilthouse, an impressive artwork created by Belgian artist Arne Quinze. Our practitioners, clients, and visitors can have their morning pick-me-up at the PitStop coffee bar, also in the glass-roofed atrium. In January, the Tarmac Café opened at Gateway for everyone to enjoy an after work drink while overlooking the planes take off and land at Brussels Airport.
Inspired by our Culture@Deloitte programme, during the spring we installed a piano in the atrium for anyone who feels a spontaneous need to play live music for their colleagues. The Culture@Deloitte programme is in collaboration with BOZAR, the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium, with which we offer a variety of concerts, art exhibitions, and special events.
The Gateway office offers a unique digital experience with more than 300 screens that provide our people with useful, targeted content when they enter the building, wait for the elevator, have a coffee, or find their meeting rooms. Upon entering the reception, the video wall conveys our brand image and visitor information. The screens in the elevator lobbies and the totems display corporate updates, travel, news, and weather details. At our coffee corners, the touch screens communicate internal news and social media feeds. The digital signage project is part of our sustainability commitment at Deloitte Belgium, helping us reduce our ecological footprint with new technologies in our offices.
Health and well-being are at the core of Deloitte
In combination with the Energise@Deloitte programme, the dedicated fitness centre at Gateway offers state-of-the-art equipment, personalised training programmes, and inspiring workouts to meet the needs of our practitioners. In March, we started offering nine types of group classes known as Groupfit. To kick off the first week, Belgian former professional cyclist Sven Nys led a spinning class and Belgian radio personality Evy Gruyaert taught a yoga class.
Truly showcasing how our office is a simply irresistible place to work, Gateway received the CBRE Belgium 2018 Office Space of the Year special award in the “Wellness” category. The jury credited the open workspaces, the flexible desk policy, and the presence of our fitness centre as attributing factors for our win. We are proud to receive this recognition demonstrating the importance of a positive working environment for our people’s well-being.