Construction Consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall Moves to New Custom Serviced Office with Help from The Instant Group and Helix Workspace

Wednesday, June 26 , 2024

Working with Helix Workspace, Instant delivered a premier and completely custom office space in less than two months, meeting Rider Levett Bucknall's business objectives and technological needs.

The Instant Group helped Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), an independent global construction and property consultancy, secure a custom serviced office to be overseen by Helix Workspace at 535 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. RLB was previously headquartered in a coworking space.  

The new office is nearly 4,000 square feet, with room for 30 desks and two conference rooms. It will house the firm’s New York City staff, including design and construction professionals, cost managers, consultants, project engineers, owner representatives, and senior management.  

For RLB’s office, Instant enlisted Helix Workspace, which already has a serviced office in the building. Leveraging their existing infrastructure, Helix designed and built out RLB’s space as efficiently as possible and now provides ongoing hospitality management. Some of the services Helix is executing on behalf of RLB include: video conferencing, custom furniture, food and beverage, IT infrastructure and access control 

“Together with Helix, we were able to get RLB a premier and completely custom office space in less than two months, meeting their business objectives and technological needs, as well as corporate culture and experience desires,” said Eoin O'Callanain, real estate manager, Instant.   

Paraic Morrissey, MRICS, Vice President, RLB, said, “This customized serviced office gives us the best of both worlds from the benefits of flexible and traditional workspaces. Having a single point of contact to manage the office has provided immense value, allowing our operations team to redirect their focus onto other important projects. Additionally, the relief of facility management liability has been a significant advantage of the operator-managed solution. And finally, the impressive efficiency demonstrated by both the landlord and operator in delivering the space has been remarkable. This expedited process has eliminated the lengthy lead times typically associated with self-delivery, particularly in areas such as furniture, branding, and cabling.”  

"Working in partnership with The Instant Group, Helix Workspace is excited to add RLB to our client roster." said Carmel Kashani, CEO of Helix Managed Workspace. "We understand that every organization has distinct needs, and our goal is to provide tailored solutions for our clients to thrive in their office environment. Our partnership with RBL exemplifies our dedication to delivering premium managed workspace, on tight timelines.” 

Eoin O’Callanain from The Instant Group represented RLB, while Cushman & Wakefield represented Moinian.  

About The Instant Group  

The Instant Group has been rethinking workspace since 1999 with over 500 experts working globally across more than 175 countries. Instant's digital platforms constitute the world's largest digital marketplace for flexible workspace listing meeting rooms, virtual offices, flexible office space and coworking memberships. Its global team advises on commercial real estate solutions from serviced offices to fully customized managed offices, and consulting services for portfolio and net zero strategies. Instant's approach enables agility, hybrid working solutions and improved operational resilience for more than 250,000 businesses every year. Clients include Prudential,, Shell, Jaguar Land Rover and GSK. Instant has global offices including London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.  

About Rider Levett Bucknall 

Rider Levett Bucknall is an award-winning international firm known for providing project management, construction cost consulting, and related property and construction advisory services—at all stages of the design and construction process. Rider Levett Bucknall’s North American practice has offices in 24 cities across North and South America. 

With more than 4,300 employees worldwide, Rider Levett Bucknall brings unparalleled value and service to its prestigious group of clients through its robust experience and high-level expertise. The firm enjoys a professional heritage that spans over 235 years, and it continues to be a global leader in the construction industry throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. 

About Helix Managed Workspace LLC.  

Helix Managed Workspace creates tailored office environments designed to elevate productivity, foster collaboration, and enhance the employee experience for large enterprise teams. With a track record of success, Helix has curated custom spaces for clients from intimate teams of 25 to expansive teams of 125. Our commitment lies in integrating each aspect of the workspace – from layout and design to technology infrastructure and branding – to precisely reflect our clients' unique needs, brand identity, and organizational culture. With Helix Managed Workspace, your office is more than just a physical space; it is a strategic asset that propels your business towards its goals.

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