Deloitte secures new Swiss flagship headquarters ‘Prime 2’ in Zurich West
Zurich, 18 January 2017
Deloitte in Switzerland has secured Prime 2, a new development in the Zurich Hardbrücke business area right next to the Prime Tower, as its new flagship Swiss headquarters. Deloitte is the leading anchor tenant of the new building, which is due to be completed around 2020. The new headquarters will support Deloitte’s bold growth ambitions as well as the firm’s flexible and innovative ways of working.
As the leading anchor tenant of the Welti-Furrer Prime 2 plot, Deloitte has the opportunity to influence the building design and obtain a bespoke fit-out to fully suit the firm’s needs. The new development offers an efficient layout with highly flexible spaces and additional options for expansion to accommodate Deloitte’s ambitious growth plans in Switzerland. The single roof solution will bring all employees together, consolidating the existing campus in the Zurich Enge area.
Zurich West, particularly the Hardbrücke area, is a “prime” location gaining reputation for its well-known, high quality developments and significant investment in infrastructure, including entertainment and transport. The new building located right next to the Prime Tower is due to be completed in late 2020 and ready for occupation soon after.
Nick Davies, Chief Operating Officer at Deloitte in Switzerland, said, “We are tremendously excited to have secured Prime 2 in Hardbrücke as our new flagship Swiss headquarters. The flourishing and bustling Zurich West area is an ideal location: centrally situated, near our clients, and with a lot to offer transport, food and leisure-wise to our people. The new office will be another significant milestone in Deloitte’s growth story in Switzerland, supporting our fast-growing business as well as our flexible and innovative ways of working.”
Deloitte’s growth path in Switzerland has been exceptional: In the past fiscal year1, the firm grew by 24% and increased its talent pool by 18% to 1,690 employees, thus creating more than 250 new jobs throughout the firm’s functions and regional offices. Deloitte has posted double-digit growth in nine out of the last ten years and tripled its headcount in that period, and expects to continue on its ambitious growth path in the years to come.
1Last year applies to financial year 2016 (FY16) ended 31 May 2016. Growth stated as gross revenues y-o-y growth.
About Deloitte in Switzerland
Deloitte is a leading accounting and consulting company in Switzerland and provides industry-specific services in the areas of Audit & Risk Advisory, Consulting, Financial Advisory and Tax & Legal. With more than 1,700 employees at six locations in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich (headquarters), Deloitte serves companies and institutions of all legal forms and sizes in all industry sectors. Deloitte AG is a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, the UK member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). DTTL member firms comprise of over 244,400 employees in more than 150 countries.
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