AXA Investment Managers is a global asset management institution providing fixed income and equity investment products to institutional and wholesale clients. In 2018 Merx was engaged for a combined relocation and fit-out project for AXA Investment Managers and AXA Asian Markets. For AXA Investment Managers, Merx was appointed as project manager including quantity surveying, construction administration, move management and client contract management services.
In order to support business flexibility, AXA Investment Managers moved from an existing space that had elements of open plan with private offices to complete open plan setting with ergonomic solutions. Although each of the two separate entities within AXA Investment Managers had their own unique look and feel, the overall design still retained consistency to allow for seamless design transition from the client facing area to their respective back offices.
With the new building itself still undergoing final stages testing and commissioning and multiple tenants moving in at the same time, the project success was dependant on Merx’s detailed coordination, risk mitigation, time management and structured site supervision to ensure delivery on time and on budget.