Redefining the workplace
Through the pandemic, many businesses necessarily adopted home working and virtual collaboration using online tools. This shift looks set to have longer-term implications for the office sector, accelerating moves to create a more human-centric, healthy, flexible and agile workplace.
To meet the challenges, occupiers are reconfiguring existing space to safely accommodate returned staff, while also looking to assess longer-term workplace locations and space requirements.
In some regions, increases in vacancy rates have multiplied the options for occupiers considering new locations. Tenants have more choice and are therefore demanding more from their landlords in terms of sustainability provisions, technology infrastructure and amenity spaces.
Corporates are looking to tailor solutions to their specific business and team demands, allowing for such approaches as hybrid home/office working patterns or hub-and-spoke working, which combines a central office with regional locations.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment priorities, greener policies and user demands are driving the creation of more sustainable workplace environments. As carbon reduction commitments and sustainability targets intensify, occupiers will only lease or build offices that enable them to realise their corporate-level goals.
Our corporate and office expertise
With more than 110 offices in 45 countries, we bring global consistency and local knowledge to corporate clients. We support clients with property portfolio strategies, programmes and projects spanning multiple locations. Our agility and experience enable us to work on projects across all sectors and of all scales.
We convert client business needs into logical, coherent strategic and delivery plans. In a changing market, through managing the technical due diligence process we help our clients to choose a building that supports their strategic objectives. We collaborate with the world’s best interior designers and architects to deliver bespoke workplace solutions.
Wide sector and client perspective
We work with occupiers from all sectors, including the world’s premier financial institutions, legal firms, technology and media giants, and life sciences leaders, giving us a wide perspective on workplace transformation.
Handling diverse projects
Our fit-out experience includes delivering boutique and specialist office spaces, as well as some of the largest corporate campuses globally. We handle projects of any size and scope, leveraging our global and local expertise.
Enhancing portfolio-wide outcomes
We help our clients see the bigger picture, managing multiple projects as a programme using market-leading digital tools in order to drive greater visibility and efficiency across their entire office footprint.
Find out how we have worked with major private and public sector occupiers to help optimise space needs, appraise fit-out options, establish the business case and drive delivery of programmes and projects.
Standard Chartered PMO, Global
Global bank Standard Chartered’s world-wide property transformation programme, ‘Twice the Experience’, aims to maximise efficiencies in its portfolio while delivering a high-quality workplace for its staff.
Lime Street, Ireland
Marlet Property Group’s Lime Street scheme was delivered utilising our extensive cost management experience, from planning stage through to final account.
adidas East Village Expansion, USA
adidas is the world's second-largest sports brand and employs more than 62,000 people worldwide.
Visa CEMEA HQ, Dubai
Visa, a global leader in digital payments, appointed international property developer, Sweid & Sweid to build its new Dubai HQ for the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
The Executive Centre, Bangalore
The Executive Centre, a global premium flexible workspace provider appointed us as project management consultant for their Kaman Amaryllis project in Bangalore and which opened in November 2020.
IWG Spaces Belvedere, Paris
Overseeing the development of one of Spaces’ largest co-working business centre's in Europe.
Corporate and office perspectives
Our experts analyse the latest news and business moves in the fast-evolving corporate and office sector and give their insights into the global trends that could shape the future workplace.
The digital office: Why buildings need to get smart
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Delivering assets in a deeper shade of green across Africa
In the next few decades, rapid urbanisation and population growth will mean a significant rise in construction activity. It is anticipated that the continent will account for close on 35 percent of the new floor area between 2040 and 2060.
Making net-zero construction commercially viable
As the global real estate industry grapples with rising costs triggered by supply chain disruption, clients face tough decisions to keep their projects on track and on budget.
Corporate and office services
Our corporate and office services support the full programme and project lifecycle, extending from pre-feasibility through to set up and delivery. In the early stages, we work with clients to understand individual business needs and key drivers, including sustainability, wellbeing and technology.
We work with clients to establish the right workplace strategy, enabling pilot schemes and engaging with stakeholders to support business decision making and confidence. We align execution plans with client governance and ways of working.
Throughout projects and programmes, we secure best value and performance from the supply chain and drive delivery of client objectives.
We guide clients in the corporate sector through early decisions, including building or site selection, assessing sustainability, negotiating best value on works, selecting the right project team and ensuring workspace is future-fit.
We oversee projects, driving performance and delivery. We help navigate complexities and risks and promote continuous improvement to enable outcomes that match business needs.
Cost and commercial management
We optimise cost performance at every stage by applying our advanced analytics, cost models, data and market intelligence. Our approaches drive cost and value through projects and programmes.
The Bangalore Phase 3 SBO project is a fantastic story and a great example of taking lessons learnt seriously. Delivered ahead of schedule, under budget and with zero incidents. Turner & Townsend have been outstanding and I have been consistently impressed at the way they and the wider contracted staff worked together as ‘One Team’, which allowed for complete transparency. Andy Burton Real Estate VP Asia Oceania, Shell