EY opens new office on leading Corda Campus and aims to double number of staff in Limburg
Limburg, 19 June 2019, EY has ambitious plans for growth in the Limburg region. At the end of this year, the company will relocate from its current premises on Herkenrodesingel to Corda Campus, the leading tech site forming a vibrant community of start-ups, scale-ups, corporates and students. By the end of 2019, around 35 EY employees will move into the brand new offices, which will also act as satellite offices for all staff. Through this move, EY is responding to new working trends, for which employees need increasing flexibility. EY plans to double its workforce to around 60 colleagues over the next few years.
Arne Smeets, partner responsible for the Limburg region: “We’ve decided to stay in Limburg. With Corda Campus, we’re making a conscious choice for the entrepreneurial heart of Limburg’s economy and for joining a business community where everything revolves around knowledge, networking and cross-fertilisation. Corda Campus’ vision is in line with our business, having innovation, technology, community, entrepreneurship and co-creation as major pillars.”
The relocation to the vibrant Corda Campus is part of a new way of working. It is all designed around the “activity based working” principle, with scope for further expansion. The offices are designed to encourage knowledge sharing, collaboration and creativity.
Different kinds of workspaces are available, providing staff and clients with a variety of spaces adapted to their needs and tasks.
The new office on Corda Campus – with an area of around 1,000 m² – lies at the centre of the Euroregion with excellent connections. Next to the Hasselt-Eindhoven rail line and a stone’s throw from the E313 and E314 motorways, fast travel is possible in all directions at all times. Easy accessibility was a significant advantage, as the train station and a major bus hub are practically on the doorstep. Due to the major works expected on the Brussels and Antwerp ring roads in the next 10 years, the office in Hasselt will prove very attractive to EY colleagues working at a distance of ± 50 km.
Stefan Olivier, EY partner, sees the new location in Hasselt as an extra advantage in the war for talent and services for clients: “Limburg is home to many creative and innovative entrepreneurs and we expect a great deal from the cross-fertilisation between our staff and the wide range of start-ups and businesses based on Corda Campus. Thanks to our close relation with UHasselt, in the coming years we aim to expand our presence on Corda Campus, attract even more top talent and act as a knowledge hub for our staff and clients in Limburg.”
“We’re proud to welcome a global player like EY, which has already been based in Limburg for years, to Corda Campus. It shows that big and small companies can find one another in our Corda community, learn from one another and drive economic growth in our region together”, says Raf Degens, CEO Corda Campus.
Local connections thanks to new partnership with Pukkelpop
EY has had an office in Limburg since 1976, and is strengthening its regional connections thanks to the recent partnership with the Pukkelpop music festival as part of its employer branding. A partnership with Pukkelpop is a very natural fit for EY when looking at our organisation's DNA. Just like a music festival where diversity and passion are central, our organisation is a committed community where talent is placed centre stage.
At EY, people, talent, personality and authenticity are key. It is precisely those values that we also find at Pukkelpop. That is why we are happy to join forces to put tt talent in the spotlight and to inspire and entertain a committed audience during the festival.