Kidder Mathews’ Project and Construction Management group was hired to oversee the build-out of an 87,000 sq ft corporate headquarters facility in a new, state of the art mid-rise office building. The design included executive, sales and tech support work spaces and incorporated the tenant’s established worldwide facility requirements. The construction timeframe was compressed between delivery of the landlord’s premises and WatchGuard’s timing of their quarterly earnings preparation, leaving just 87 days for construction, cabling and furniture installation. The tenant improvements occurred simultaneously with the shell and core construction.
Synchronizing all of the tenant improvement activities, and maintaining the schedule through impacts and delays caused by the shell and core construction, presented a big challenge to the project team. A final project complexity was WatchGuard’s decision to market, sublease and build out two separate subtenant areas, hoping to be able to better control future expansion opportunities. All of this was accomplished through careful coordination with the property owner, multiple contractors and numerous vendors.