Study 4: Building an HQ Campus
Location: Cork, Republic of Ireland
One of our key clients, a major IT company with its headquarters in the USA and offices throughout Europe, required a new office to accommodate its rapidly expanding team. We got involved at the very early search and selection stages of the project and our initial challenge was to find a suitable location and building, large enough to house a first phase of 220 staff, and providing adequate capacity for this to double, on the same campus, to accommodate future growth. We then worked closely with our client to plan and design the offices to meet their requirements.
The FMS partnership approach
Having found a suitable building, in the early stages of construction, we then took on full responsibility in partnership with our client for the design, project management, office fit out and relocation, which included assuming financial control to keep within the agreed budget and liaising with the developer to ensure that the building was delivered to the exact specification. Throughout the project our team worked closely with the client, particularly during the fit out phase, making sure that internal finishes were of a consistently high quality and that corporate guidelines were followed precisely.
A growing opportunity
Initially, our brief was for only one building but subsequently we have successfully won two more phases as the campus has grown. The buildings comprise open plan offices, private offices, meeting rooms and staff facilities, including a Gym. We have taken care of every detail; from the design of the mechanical and electrical systems down to the provision of flowers on reception.
With FMS you can be assured of a one-stop project management solution from initial investigation to completion. We take care of the details, leaving you free to focus on your business needs.
If you are looking for a company with a proven track record in managing and delivering projects, then FMS can provide you with a complete solution.