ABSG, a market-leading pharmaceutical services company, recognized great value in the ability to expand, consolidate, or even exit a space at the lowest possible level of investment, while still providing employees with a comfortable, high-performance working environment.
The design team included General Contractor Turner Construction, (Dallas); Construction Manager Transwestern (Dallas); Interior Architecture & Design VM Design (Dallas); Dealer The Spencer Company (Dallas); and Haworth, Inc. Haworth offered shared flexible space planning expertise centered on it’s Adaptable Workspace™ solution (AWS).
The design team invited ABSG’s management team to visit the recently completed Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation in Pittsburg, Texas, to see what Adaptable Workspaces looked like in a real-time business environment. ABSG liked what they saw – maximum flexibility and projectable efficiencies throughout the company’s occupancy of the space.
But they made it clear they would require a value proposition equivalent to or more than conventional construction if they chose AWS.
The design team created two proposals for the redesign: the first based on traditional construction materials and processes and the second based on Haworth’s Adaptable Workspace strategy. Products included LifeSPACE walls, TecCrete floors, Power Web™ electrical power distribution, and PREMISE, LOOK, X99, Masters Series and Kinetics work systems, seating, and storage solutions.
“The proposals were very close,” says Ric Nelson, Vice President of Development for Transwestern. “The AWS proposal came in less than it would have had we built it conventionally.