HarperCollins Publishers

Success Story | HarperCollins Publishers

The Challenge 

After occupying their offices in Pymble for nearly 20 years, HarperCollins engaged Colliers International to evaluate whether their existing premises would support their business strategy. Our team evaluated their accommodation needs and went on to provide an end-to-end relocation solution, delivering a memorable and modern work environment at no additional cost to the business due to negotiation of competitive lease terms, strategic workplace design and efficient space utilisation. 

Services: Tenant Representation, Design and Project Management
Location: Sydney
Size: 2,100sq m 

The Strategy 

Colliers International considered the costs, risks and organisational benefits of HarperCollins occupancy at their existing premises versus relocating to a new location. Our workplace evaluation found that their fitout didn’t provide work settings critical in promoting collaboration, efficiency or creativity and the business’ property costs were inflated as they occupied more space than necessary. 

Our team delivered an end-to-end relocation strategy which included tenant representation, design, change management and project management services. The upcoming lease expiry presented our team with a challenging project timeframe. We planned delivery of the base building upgrade in conjunction with the fitout to guarantee their new workplace would be available in line with their lease expiry. 

The Results 

HarperCollins now occupies a memorable and efficient workspace in Sydney’s CBD which captures the creative character of the brand. Colliers International reduced the client’s workspace by 40 per cent, consolidating their space requirements from 3,500sq m to 2,100sq m. 

Our workplace strategy experts introduced an open plan environment, further assisting the client implement change management processes and arranging the disposal and electronic storage of thousands of records. The workplace has been designed to promote creativity, attract and retain talented staff and accommodate the varied operational needs of each business unit, ranging from graphic designers to editors. 

Our team delivered a memorable function area for the client to hold book launches. The reception area and adjacent meeting rooms can be opened into one space to accommodate larger groups. 

“The professional way in which Colliers International guided us through the project, helped refine our needs and found buildings for us to consider, right through the development of this stylish design, has produced a superb workplace environment” 

- Malcolm Boyd, CFO, HarperCollins Publishers 

Contact Colliers International today to find out how we can provide your business with an end-to-end workplace relocation solution.

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