09/01/2012

Delaware Consulting headquarters move to a large, transparent and sustainable building at the historic Kapel ter Bede site

Kortrijk (Belgium), 9 January 2012  – Just before the start of this new year, IT services provider Delaware Consulting moved its headquarters at the historic Kapel ter Bede site, in east Kortrijk (Belgium). The existing offices at the Kennedypark in Kortrijk had become too small, over the past few years, to house the rapidly growing number of Delaware staff. The new building is large, easily accessible, built with sustainable materials and equipped with cutting-edge technology. Its transparent glass structure perfectly fits with the philosophy and strategy of the fast-expanding Delaware group.

Delaware Consulting has experienced impressive growth lately. In the space of a few short years, the number of employees at the head office in Kortrijk has doubled to over 300 people. This expansion compelled the IT services provider to hire extra office space in the vicinity of the Kennedypark. By relocating to a larger office block, Delaware ensures that all of its people are able to work closely together.

Easily accessible, sustainable and transparent

The building at the historic Kapel ter Bede site where Delaware kicked off the new year, was constructed by Koramic in 1968. In the 1990s, it housed the offices of both Koramic and Wienerberger. Koramic moved to a new building in 2006. Wienerberger has been working in new offices, in the reconverted drying sheds, since 2011. The facility’s exceptional accessibility, close to the E17 motorway, the green setting and the use of sustainable materials quickly won Delaware over. Moreover, thanks to its glass structure, the building breathes transparency, thereby echoing the philosophy of Delaware Consulting. The interior has been revamped to meet Delaware’s needs and the building has been equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The IT experts installed a biometrical identification system and replaced all telephones by Microsoft Lync 2010 - an online service for instant messaging, video chats, online meetings and presentations

Inspire for further growth

Delaware Consulting had been working in its former buildings since 2003, when the company was established in its current form. In 2006, the company strengthened its Belgian foothold by opening an office in Antwerp. After that came regional offices in China, the United States, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France and Singapore. Delaware employs a total of 650 people. “No doubt, the new location will inspire all of us to keep building at our success story,” said Jan Delaere, Managing Partner.