Ernst & Young Moves Into New SLC Home

Enhanced workspace flexibility is the top perk millennials seek and one of the key features of the new 14,500-square-foot office in the Gateway Tower West.
EY office in Gateway Tower West, Salt Lake City
Ernst & Young office in Gateway Tower West, Salt Lake City

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) is relocating its Salt Lake City office at 178 S. Rio Grande St. to a more millennial-friendly environment only 1 mile away. The new home at Gateway Tower West offers a range of settings and technologies to enhance work space flexibility and allow for headcount growth.

Located at 15 West Temple, the new office features approximately 14,500 square feet of space, open layout, more collaboration rooms, tech-enhanced work spaces and a coffee hub. Half of all the new workstations and collaboration rooms offer a sit-to-stand option.

Flexibility is one of the most important non-cash/benefits perks according to a recent EY Global Generations study on work-life challenges across generations. Millennials, who make up 80 percent of the more than 150 professionals in the EY Salt Lake City office, prefer flexibility and technology as these encourage communication, collaboration and creativity. The new EY@Work environment introduced in other EY offices in the West and worldwide is designed around how people work and the task at hand, not where they are or where they sit, so there are no long-term assigned work spaces and higher mobility is powered by technology.

Gateway Tower West is a 278,384-square-foot Class A office asset built in 1998. Owned and managed by the Utah Property Management Associates, the 19-story building also includes 3,000 square feet of retail. The building is near the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and provides easy access to interstates 15 and 80 and Route 89. The property is 5 miles from Salt Lake City International airport and 2 miles from the University of Utah.

Salt Lake City is in the midst of a boom, as shown by the latest Yardi Matrix report.

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