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3M made to measure


Leaving a building after more than 40 years of occupation to enter a new era, where the key word is innovation!


3M chose to move into a brand new 11,000 m2 building, of very high environmental quality, rich in both managerial and technological innovations. Colliers International  supported 3M on all the missions of this global real estate project for 5 years: bringing a building out of the ground, changing the way employees work, and anticipating the company's future needs. Four major areas for improvement for the company's management: being attractive to the client, developing and maintaining the culture of innovation, facilitating exchanges and synergies between teams, and developing the brand identity.

All employees, including management, now work in open, shared workspaces. Particular attention has been paid to the ergonomics of workstations and equipment for a better quality of life at work.

Key informations

  • Years: 2014 - 2019
  • Surface area : 12 000 m2 
  • Location: Cergy
  • Work stations: 509
  • Employees: 632


  • AMO - building and parking construction
  • Workplace & space planning
  • Interior & signage design
  • Furniture consultation/installation
  • Design and monitoring of the CIC (Customer Innovation Center) development.
  • Change management
  • OPC (Scheduling, steering and coordination of work for the contractor)


Pascale Boureau, Interior Architect, and Amélie Duriez, Director Change Management Consulting at Colliers present you this unique project in our Book Colliers n°4 (pages 31 à 48) >


Discover the offices of 3M !


"The employees wanted to understand the project and above all how it was going to happen in time and space. We organised concrete workshops to put the employees in a situation. Throughout the project, we relied on staff representatives, managers and relay teams who thought about the company's challenges, today and tomorrow, and helped us understand the specificities of each 3M employee's job. This was indeed an important issue." Amélie Duriez, Director of Change Management Consulting at Colliers International France


Bubbles located on front offer fallback situations and free up the central space for more fluidity.