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Microsoft to take up residence at Brussels Airport

11:04 16/11/2016

Computer giant Microsoft will establish its new Brussels offices in the Passport office complex at Brussels National Airport, which is currently under construction. Brussels Airport wants to establish itself as a prime location for businesses, and KPMG and Deloitte have also already chosen the airport for their new offices, writes Bruzz.

The Passport building (pictured), scheduled to be ready by 2018, will offer “an ultra-modern office space with impressive views of the runways," writes Brussels Airport in a press release. Microsoft signed a contract with developer CODIC to use 3,500m² of the building in order to house the US company's new 'Internet of Things' office, a modern workplace aimed at changing the way people and technology interact.

Microsoft is not the first company to establish itself at the airport: Deloitte opens its 36,000m² Belgian headquarters in January 2017 in the Gateway building just off the Passport building, while KPMG also plans to move into the Passport building, taking up an area of 13,500m².

“The airport attracts more and more leading companies,” says Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport. “Mobility and accessibility are as important to these firms as the quality of the buildings."

 

Image: Jaspers-Eyers Architects

Written by Robyn Boyle