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Edwards Lifescience


Defending the specific interests of a mutinational company relocating

The world leader is in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring.

The company is enjoying considerable growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. They invested in a new headquarter building in Switzerland to accommodate this growth and the needs of its training and education programs.

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Edwards Lifesciences celebrated the scheduled delivery and opening of their ultramodern headquarters building to universal approval and satisfaction.

The solution

Working closely with Edwards Lifesciences, we carefully studied the project criteria and list of potential buildings to find the best opportunity. Using our in depth-knowledge of the local market, as well as key strategic and financial analysis, we helped our client to create a shortlist of opportunities.

We assisted the entire process, from site and construction negotiations to the delivery of a tailor-made building, at cost and on time. Signing the purchase agreement to protect Edwards Lifesciences interests, we ensured a comprehensive purchase contract that addressed the land purchase, a fixed price construction cost and a delivery deadline. It was important to ensure that Edwards Lifesciences could develop and modify their new building up to the last minute. SPGI provided project management support to oversee both the design and construction processes by the architects and contractors to meet the specific requirements of Edwards Lifesciences. We constantly coordinated the different partners to ensure satisfactory solutions for our client.

We ensured this building would be have the highest architectural standards and include amenities such as a state of the art auditorium, café and kitchen. The auditorium was designed to meet both employee and professional training needs, with the technology to link to operating theatres and laboratories around the world.

The result

Edwards Lifesciences enjoys a highly successful work environment that promotes productivity and client recognition. The building in Nyon is already a landmark and has become a standard not only for Edwards Lifesciences, but also for many companies in Western Switzerland.