Microsoft headquarters, Munich

Delivering an 'office of the future'

Microsoft's new headquarters in Munich are part of the tech giant’s European strategy to create state-of-the-art workplaces for its employees.

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Client’s requirements

Due to their current lease expiring in 2016, Microsoft planned to move their German headquarter in Munich to new premises.

On 26,000m² floor space, a new state of the art office was created with 1,100 unassigned workplaces which follow the developed innovative working concept ‘work-life-flow’, multiple areas for formal and informal meetings, share and discussion zones, several outside terraces, and a ‘digital eatery’, i.e. a publicly accessible café. A highlight of the building is the atrium, an open area with large LED displays hanging from the ceiling (the biggest interactive displays in entire Europe), showing the buzz within the Microsoft Office World, but also making events a unique experience.

  • 1,110 unassigned flexible work stations
  • LED screen biggest interactive LED screen in Europe

Our contribution

As part of our global framework agreement for project management and cost and commercial management services, Microsoft appointed Turner & Townsend to provide the following services:

  • feasibility studies for different real estate options
  • due Diligence on the preferred site option
  • project Management
  • management of the Microsoft design team
  • cost management
  • procurement of the design team and for MS direct works such as furniture, fixed installations, cabling and kitchen equipment
  • move management for the relocation to the new premises.

Making the difference

The new Microsoft headquarter was successfully completed and handed over in September 2016, within time and budget.

By managing a multidisciplinary and international team, Turner & Townsend achieved the optimum solution for Microsoft to implement their vision of the ‘Office of the Future’, as well as meeting their budget, programme, accommodation and global guidelines.