Cushman & Wakefield was the consultant responsible for the project management of the new headquarters of the Global Media Group. The media group new offices, which among others includes the Diário de Notícias, Jornal de Notícias, o Jogo and TSF, occupy 5,200 sq.m spread over 6 floors in tower E of the Lisbon Towers.
The whole process lasted a year, having been completed in December of 2016, at the time when all of the Global Media Group operations were consolidated in this new headquarters. The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa attended the opening of the new offices.
The project management team of Cushman & Wakefield, in close collaboration with the group, provided an integrated service management, including procurement and management of tenders for architectural design/engineering and performers/suppliers entities; project management and work in the various stages of the process; management of the signage and marketing process; as well as the change process.
According to Manuel Soares from Global Media Group, “the group held an investment in new plants adaptation of about 2.5 million euros. Being a company in the communication area, it did not have in its human infrastructure, the capacity of technical and specific response that allowed just by itself, to fit in the management and supervision of the works to be carried out. In order to satisfy this need we have done a contest in the market for a project manager, that is able to solve the two main problems: the management of the contract and its supervision. Cushman & Wakefield was the chosen company within tight execution that could transfer and resettle all employees of the two older buildings to the group’s new headquarters, fulfilling all the requirements and strict schedule demanded by us.”
According to Bruno Oliveira’s Project Management Team of Cushman & Wakefield, “the change of an iconic building like the one of Diario de Noticias at Av. da Liberdade represented a complex and simultaneously stimulating challenge. The fact that more than 1,000 people were involved in this operation required great teamwork and considerable planning effort, plus a certain amount of flexibility. But the end result exceeds, and much, the difficulties encountered.”