Beckman Coulter is a leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of products that facilitate, make autonomous and innovate complex biomedical tests. The company has more than 275,000 pieces of equipment and systems in laboratories, hospitals and clinics around the world. Present in over 130 countries, Beckman Coulter has over 10,000 employees.
Cushman & Wakefield's Project Management Department has developed the new space occupation concept, including the architectural plans, interior design and definition of a range of new office furniture. This venture had the unique feature of being developed simultaneously with ventures of an identical scope for the offices of Beckman Coulter in Madrid and Barcelona, where Cushman & Wakefield were also in charge of the project management in the respective cities. The base concept defined was the same for the 3 sites and the process of selecting the necessary suppliers and negotiating and awarding contracts also took place at the same time, based on global contracts for the 3 offices. The general contractor was selected from local suppliers due to the need for fast turnaround times and market expertise.
Matthew Smith, associate and project management director at Cushman & Wakefield, said “The greatest challenge in the process was without doubt the development of the base concept, negotiating and ordering all the material and equipment for the 3 offices being refurbished, in addition to the short, different time frames for each site, which accordingly required cohesive and efficient collaboration between the 3 offices of Cushman & Wakefield. The term, of less than 3 months for the development of the base program, general concept of the project, refurbishment and move to the new area, was only met because the work team was very well coordinated, with employees of Cushman & Wakefield and Beckman Coulter all focused on a single common goal."