IT cost management role for GSK’s new headquarters for Asia

We have been selected to provide IT cost management services for GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) new headquarters for Asia.

The appointment marks an important widening of our remit, as we are already project cost manager for the relocation of GSK offices to the new eight-storey headquarters in the Rochester Park area of Singapore. Our additional brief will see us also take on responsibility for benchmarking and managing all of the new development’s IT costs.

The new building, which has nearly 15,000m2 of space, will be home for up to 1,000 employees across GSK’s pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare businesses – all seeing continued growth in Asia. The open plan design, which includes hot desks and work rooms, aims to create a vibrant and collaborative work experience.
Staff are expected to move in during the second half of 2017 once the site is fully fitted.

Chris Quick, Associate Director, commented: “This win is an extremely important milestone for Turner & Townsend in Singapore.

“Not only does this relocation project help to cement an ever-strengthening relationship with GSK in Asia, but it is another solid example of our IT cost management capabilities in Singapore. The project also provides us with an opportunity to continue our growth into this new area of expertise.

“We will be using our extensive database of local and global cost benchmarking to drive down capital costs and ensure best value for money. Moreover, our expanded role will give GSK a single point of contact for all cost-related issues.”