The firm is to work on three projects for tech giant in Scandinavia

Tech giant Microsoft has picked Turner & Townsend for three office projects in Scandinavia.

The consultant is to oversee a 1,000 m2 office fit out in the city of Lund in southern Sweden and the upgrade of Microsoft’s existing office in Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen.

The project in Lund is due to complete in July and the Copenhagen project is due for completion in August.

T&T has also been tasked with finding 2,000 m2 of office space in Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm, for video game developer and publisher Mojang, which Microsoft acquired in 2014 for $2.5bn (£1.95 bn). T&T will also help move Mojang’s developers and technical support staff into the new office.

The projects form part of a global framework agreement T&T has with Microsoft.

Nima Aase, senior project manager for Turner & Townsend in Sweden, said: “Microsoft is a very important client of ours across EMEA and particularly in the Nordics.

“Turner & Townsend established the Stockholm business in 2016 in order to better support Microsoft, not only for the Lund project, but for Mojang in Stockholm and further afield in Copenhagen, Denmark. Our presence in Stockholm has led to other local and international clients requesting our services in region.”

“In turn, we hope to continue to grow our relationship with Microsoft throughout the Nordics by continuing to provide project, cost and move management support across their real estate portfolio.”

Felicity Brown, project director for Microsoft, added: “We’re determined to offer staff in Sweden and Denmark more productive and inspiring workspaces that foster creativity and innovation.

“These high-tech office projects are complex. Turner & Townsend’s expertise coupled with their previous experience working with Microsoft in recent years, made the consultancy an obvious choice for us.”