Historically John Wiley and Sons Inc, formally known as Blackwell Publishing, had 2 publishing divisions in Oxford, Blackwell Science at Osney Mead and Blackwell Publishers based on Cowley Road. In 2002 these divisions merged to form Wiley and benefit from improved internal communication and cost saving by relocating to Oxford Business Park.
To provide a single location in Oxford for the merged divisions where Wiley could occupy large, efficient floor plates in a high profile bespoke building.
To ensure that employees, half of which are local, benefit from a highly accessible location on a major bus route.
The Goodman Solution
The design team had obtained reserved matters consent in April 2002, allowing us to react quickly to the requirement from Wiley. The programme for delivery of a new building was critical to Wiley and therefore to ensure speed and quality it was agreed that fit out would be incorporated in the upfront design and main build contract.
Building 8100 was completed on time and on budget in March 2005, taking 39 weeks to a finished Category A specification.
Significant time and cost savings were made by incorporating the fit out into the base build, resulting in a streamlined and seemless build process.