Lendlease was first engaged in 2004 and provided project management services to Oracle from initial site selection, through construction and fit out, to the final move in, in September 2008.
In the early stages of the project, Lendlease supported Oracle in the evaluation of various sites proposed for the headquarters building by real estate brokers. After the site selection, Lendlease provided a consultation service regarding the construction works for the site trade. Lendlease also arranged for the selection of the concept architect in relation to the development of the building, which is owned by Mitsui Fudosan. The building was constructed with a proscenium arch opening outward to Aoyama St. and leading a carriage way into the middle of the site. An authentic Japanese-styled tea room and garden was also constructed on the top floor of the building.
In the design of the office area, Lendlease worked with Oracle in programming of a new work style, before selecting the architect. This allowed a more accurate specification to be issued and led to a flexible desk alignment to accommodate various work styles, further facilitated by adoption of a group free-address system. In the construction phase, Lendlease facilitated the parallel completion of the building construction and office interior works by strictly managing the schedule and negotiating with the contractors of the main building. This resulted in a significant shortening of the overall project completion schedule.
Overall Lendlease was a key player in the successful delivery of the project, providing project management services for the combined new construction and tenant fit-out project.