Deloitte LLP said Monday it will build a $300 million training center on 107 acres in Westlake that will include 800 guest rooms for visiting employees.
Construction on the 750,000-square-foot campus will begin in 2009, and the center is expected to begin in 2011, Deloitte said.
"The facility will serve as a central destination for all of Deloitte's talent, including everyone from new hires to senior leadership to partners, principals, and directors," Deloitte said in a release.
Barry Salzberg, Deloitte's CEO, said the firm expects the center "to become the heart of our organization, the place where we meet, learn and develop our next generation of leaders."
The facility will include conference spaces and classrooms. Deloitte said it plans "leadership events," events with prominent professors, and networking programs.
The center will include "dining venues," a ballroom, business center, recreational facilities, and fitness center.
Deloitte said it will use environmentally-friendly "green" considerations in the design and construction.
The center has been in the works for some time. Here's a look at recent developments:
Mai Browne, a Deloitte spokeswoman, said in mid-June that the company would not comment on the project until a deal was done, but that Westlake’s vote was an "important step."
This report contains material from Star-Telegram staff writer Sandra Baker's reporting in June.
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