On Friday, October 19, KPMG and Wesgroup Properties celebrated the start of construction of Gateway Professional Campus, KPMG’s new Langley office.

Representatives from KPMG and Wesgroup were joined by Honourable Mary Polak, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and MLA for Langley; Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese; and Councillors from the Township of Langley.

“We continue to see strong growth in the Fraser Valley, supporting our decision to open a new office in Langley,” said Guyle Tippe, Partner and KPMG Enterprise Business Leader in Greater Vancouver. “Our new Langley office complements our five existing locations across Greater Vancouver, including Abbotsford and Chilliwack, and will provide an ideal platform for us to serve our clients locally in Langley and throughout the Fraser Valley.”

“The new KPMG building is the first of three commercial buildings at the new Gateway Professional Campus, and is expected to be completed in summer 2013. The building design and campus plan highlights Wesgroup’s strong standard for architectural detail and public realm design, and sets a new standard for business opportunities in the Fraser Valley.

“We are excited to welcome KPMG to Gateway Professional Campus, and the Township of Langley – a community in the path of progress,” said Dan Parmar, COO of Wesgroup Properties. “With the significant investments in transportation and infrastructure from the Township of Langley and the Province of British Columbia, the 200th Street node is a rapidly growing, important connection hub in this region. We believe that Gateway Campus provides a civic “welcome entry” and strong symbolic reference point to this commercial employment node, at the gateway to the Township of Langley. As shown today with the strong architectural design of the new KPMG Building – that vision is being delivered. We are proud to partner with KPMG, to be a part of their growth in the region, and to welcome KPMG to Gateway Professional Campus.”

The event speakers were joined by guests which included the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce; prospective tenants at the new Gateway Professional Campus; representatives from the commercial brokerage industry; and other guests. Speakers and Guests signed a steel beam at the event, that will take its place in the structural make-up of the new KPMG Building, and remain a piece of the building’s history.

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