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KPMG to beef up Canary Wharf presence

KPMG is to move from its City office on Salisbury Square to 30 North Colonnade once its existing lease expires in 2015.

The move will see around 1,100 of the Big Four firm’s staff relocate and work more closely with their 5,000 colleagues based at its adjoining headquarters at 15 Canada Square. It is conceivable that the two buildings could be linked, said a KPMG spokesman, and that possibility is being explored.

The firm will occupy 200,000 square feet across the top eight floors of the building, which is owned in a joint venture by Fimalac and Hearst Corporation.

It confirmed it will invest in a continued City presence by taking a lease on a conference and meeting facility for clients, though plans for this are still being developed. 

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.”

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