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Is this the office of the future?

Emily Wright travels to Deloitte’s Montreal HQ to find out what the UK capital can learn from the Canadian model


 

There is nothing accidental about the design of the new Deloitte HQ in Montreal, Canada. From the measurements of the show-stopping stairway in the central atrium to the angling of the lounge chairs outside the wellness centre, everything has been meticulously planned and constructed to fuel impulsive brainwaves and facilitate spur-of-the-moment interactions.

And while these resulting exchanges between staff are spontaneous, the catalyst behind them is anything but. Here is a 142,000 sq ft building that has been…

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