Artist's rendering of the 55-acre campus in Lake Nona.
Artist's rendering of the 55-acre campus in Lake Nona. KPMG

KPMG announced on Monday that the firm has plans to build a new global learning and innovation facility in Orlando, Fla. The 55-acre campus will be built in the 14-square-mile community of Lake Nona, with construction scheduled to commence this spring.

“At KPMG, we’re passionate about developing our people and creating growth opportunities for them,” said Lynne Doughtie, KPMG's chairman and CEO, in a press release. “This facility is a significant investment that will ensure our partners and professionals continue to have access to leading-edge learning and development opportunities to enrich themselves, stay connected to our inclusive, innovative culture, and remain equipped to deliver the highest quality in this fast-changing marketplace. Delivering a world-class training experience also is an investment in our ability to attract and retain the best talent.”

The facility's Innovation Center will look to "provide an immersive learning experience that will enhance the skills KPMG professionals bring to client situations," according to the firm. The facility will additionally feature 800 guest rooms, outdoor fitness and recreational facilities, and multiple food venues.

“Our center will be the cornerstone of our learning and development strategy, which will continue to blend in-person training and virtual options,” stated P. Scott Ozanus, deputy chairman and COO at KPMG. “It will give our partners and professionals the benefits of alternating between classroom and field-like training environments for an experience that is interactive, innovative, and collaborative.”

KPMG did not disclose the cost of the new facility at press time, but revealed a tentative completion date of late 2019. For more on the firm, head to their site here.

Sean McCabe

Sean McCabe is a senior editor with Accounting Today.