This has been a significant move, combining the very best of KPMG's main offices in the City with a brand new, purpose-built office in Canary Wharf. The opening of our new building at 15 Canada Square in November 2010 by The Queen was a key milestone in the firm's history that has far-reaching benefits for our people, our clients and for the way we do business.
15 Canada Square is a flagship example of a 21st century 'green' building at the forefront of environmental efficiency. We applied extremely strict carbon criteria throughout and have incorporated a range of best practice sustainable features within robust financial criteria. It provides a flexible workspace for 4,000 of our people and an environment that both welcomes and supports our clients.
A further 1,500 partners and staff work from our Salisbury Square premises in the City where teams focus on working with clients from the UK national and mid market sectors.
By consolidating our property portfolio in London into two buildings, we are providing a stronger community feel for our people whilst maintaining a presence in both the City and Canary Wharf to deliver the highest standards of service to our clients.