Deloitte moves to hybrid work-driven office space in Halifax

23 November 2021 2 min. read
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Deloitte Canada earlier this month opened its new office in Halifax. Located in the recently constructed Queen’s Marque building in the city’s waterfront district, Deloitte’s new office space focuses on flexible workstations and collaborative spaces.

Deloitte’s new Halifax hub is a reflection of the firm’s hybrid work policy, which was announced earlier this year. The firm’s new flexible work model will allow its consultants to work remotely at least some of the time.

The new space has no assigned desks or offices, and greatly increases the amount of “collaborative spaces.” The Toronto-based accounting and consulting firm says 65% of spaces in the Halifax office are “collaborative,” up from 5% in previous work environments.

Multi-purpose and meeting rooms feature upgraded technology, including video conferencing equipment. The office also boasts a café and outdoor terrace space.

Deloitte moves to hybrid work-driven office space in Halifax

“At Deloitte, we strive to empower our people and clients to find the balance that works for them and aim to match our workplaces to their diverse, collective needs,” said Sheri Penner, Deloitte’s managing partner for Atlantic Canada. “The space is created on the foundation of innovation and building for the future."

Approximately 200 employees will work out of the office in the Queen’s Marque building, which is located at 1741 Water St. The building has a sustainability focus that facilitates a 50% reduction in the carbon footprint of tenants. Features include the utilization of seawater throughout the energy system for natural cooling, green roofing, in-floor perimeter heating, and double-pane low-e glass.

Deloitte, like its competitors in the Big Four, is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2030 across its global operations.

“We’re proud to have our Halifax office align so closely with our firm’s commitments and values to create a more sustainable, responsible, and lasting future,” Penner added.