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."
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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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