1299 Zurich Way, Schaumburg, IL 60196-1056

Through our valued partner, Netrix LLC, we were members of their team in providing design and consultation services for IT/Network, AV, Structured Cabling, and Security (the latter performed by M&R).

Our Client

Zurich Insurance is a multinational insurance company and established member of the Global Fortune 500. Their north American headquarters has been in Schaumburg, Illinois since 1990 when they moved into Zurich Towers. Having outgrown the space and looking for a new location leadership elected to stay in Schaumburg and build a brand-new home just a mile away on the old Motorola Campus.

Project highlights

Largest build to suit project in Illinois in over a decade
11 stories
783,000 square feet

Services provided by M&R DSG members:
Structured Cabling
-Fiber Optic
-Data Center

Video Surveillance
Access Control
Video Intercom
Emergency Call – Blue Light Help Points
Security Operations Center

Their Challenge

This was the first enterprise scale new-build ZNA had undertaken in a long time. They did their due diligence in looking for a technology/ICT design firm. Our Netrix team was selected to help them envision what would be the appropriate level of technology and needs based on their governing principles.

Our Solution

In coordination with Zurich’s NA CIO, their sterring committee, the core and shell architect (Goettsch), Interiors architect (Cannon Design), and general contractors (Clayco/ECI) we coordinated a state-of-the-art unified technology design to meet the needs of this new headquarters. We were able to run a pilot program of our proposed strategy of the exact layout that would be built in the new location so that we could establish a proof of concept. We learned a lot during that program that helped us to make the proper alterations based on employee feedback.

The Results

We delivered a leading-edge experience for both employee and employer that met the needs of both groups. Zurich took the program we established here and made it their new standard for offices all over North America.