Unilever HQ refurbishment at Váci út completed
25 Aug, 2010, Budapest, Hungary
UNILEVER HQ REFURBISHMENT AT VÁCI ÚT COMPLETED
Global real estate consultants, Cushman and Wakefield (C&W) and DVM Group design and construction team have successfully handed over the completed refurbished 5,500 sq m HQ office of Unilever, one of the largest FMCG companies in the world, in district 13 Budapest.
During the whole process DVM Group, who enjoy outstanding references and a long running relationship with Unilever, were responsible for the design and construction works while C&W's Project Management team co-ordinated the entire project.
A change to Unilever's Human Resource policy served as the basis for the redesigning of the office area with Unilever opting for an open plan office layout. To improve efficiency of the work environment the common areas were integrated into the open areas, so that they can serve the office without disturbing the seated employees. These areas include the break-out areas and the printers and machines being separated to eliminate noise.
"From the very start of the cooperation, we carefully listened to the client's needs and requirements and enjoyed an efficient and professional relationship with C&W Project Management team. The result is an extremely successful project, completed in a timely manner and one which has satisfied the clients needs" said Tibor Massányi, director at DVM Group. "In addition, when considering the sustainability issue, which was of critical importance to Unilever, we managed to re-configure the space in a way that allowed increased efficiency. We selected materials from sustainable sources (carpet), as a large corporation such as Unilever sustainability and green issues are of key importance when entering into real estate commitments."
Ádám Csikós, Head of Project Management at C&W added:"Before the construction works started we had a long preparation period for the project. This allowed us to compile and prepare for the management of the whole 5,500 sq m project in a relatively short window of 4 months. It is important to note that the entire project was completed with minimum disruption or disturbance to Unilever's working environment. DVM Group's professionalism and the patience of the Unilever employees was indispensable for the successful execution of the project. We feel that this refurbishment has created a working environment for Unilever that can be used as the benchmark when comparing their offices on a global scale and one which the Budapest employees can enjoy in the long term."
Apart from the project management Cushman & Wakefield real estate advisory was representing Unilever in extending its lease at the Váci út HQ.
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