Companies in a variety of industries hire JLL for Project and Development Services for quick turnarounds on projects of all sizes and budgets. When a global legal firm outgrew their temporary space in Minneapolis, the company hired JLL to assemble a project team to bring local flavor to the build-out of their two floors. A local presence was needed to manage the project and aggressive six-month schedule, and work closely with the firm’s in-house construction managers and administrators in London and Chicago.
The legal firm had already outgrown their current space and needed to fast-track the build-out. It was essential that JLL leverage local design and construction relationships to keep to the project schedule. Given the pace of construction and amount of walls to-deck, supplemental cooling of the space was needed throughout nights and weekends to aid drying of joint compound so wall finishing could continue on schedule.
The project also was driven by the client’s desire to design an office that connected with Minnesota culture. Although the client is global, all of their offices are unique and each office reflects the characteristics of the local city. JLL was able to fill the role of local culture curator while working with national and global company teams.
The design-build project involved more than 23,000 square feet of space. The build-out finished on-time and under budget with savings of more than $25,000 from SYNERGY strategic sourcing partners that provided carpet, furniture and audio-visual solutions for the client.
JLL had quickly procured design and construction services from local companies known for their bench strength to design and build the project on time. Through our design-build approach, cost allowances were implemented to allow construction to begin early while design finishes were still under client consideration.
Local stone, wood and Minneapolis imagery were used to represent the local culture and aid in talent recruitment. The office has been so successful in year one that JLL has already engaged in expansion to build out additional space for the firm.
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