Fit out specialists, ISG, has completed the fit out of the Malaysia headquarters of Zurich Insurance and Zurich Takaful, located at Mercu 3, a Grade-A office tower within the mixed-use development, KL Eco City, in Kuala Lumpur.
The Swiss-based insurer is one of the world’s leading insurance groups, with presence in more than 210 countries and territories.
The project involves the office relocation and migration of its workforce into a 112,000 sq ft new office space across eight floors, which ISG transformed to include a new reception, 1,100 workstations, 22 CEO-1 rooms, 48 meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art boardroom, 27 phone booths, eight pantries, along with new collaboration and flexi-touchdown areas on each floor.
ISG delivered the immense fit out concurrently across eight floors, with specialist teams deployed on each floor along with approximately 200 construction operatives active on site across two shifts.
A challenging element of this project was obtaining structural approvals for core areas which caused a six-week delay, impacting the 12-week construction programme. By expediting other aspects of the project along with sequential inspection and snagging, ISG managed to fully handover the project a week ahead of the deadline without any changes to the entire duration.
The new agile work environment for Zurich Malaysia was completed in October 2018 and the project achieved a total of 69,744 Man hours without any major accident.