News release

JLL advised Yokohama International School in relocating to a new school building

Real estate consultancy supported school from architectural programming to opening

April 26, 2022

Tokyo, 26 April 2022 – JLL advised Yokohama International School (YIS) on a relocation project to a new site and, as its dedicated project manager, provided a suite of project management support from the start of basic planning to its opening.

YIS is an international school founded in 1924 with approximately 700 students. With the 100th anniversary of its founding approaching, a new school building project was started with basic design and design supervising by Kengo Kuma and Associates, led by world-famous architect Kengo Kuma, and detail design by TAISEI DESIGN Planners Architects & Engineers, and the new school building was opened in January 2022.

JLL has been involved in the YIS relocation project as a dedicated project manager since 2018. JLL provided a suite of project management solutions, including architectural programming to decide basic plans and goals such as organizing requirements, zoning, functional layout, while flexibly coordinated the advanced requirements and construction periods, submitted by the architects for basic design, and detail design, the general contractor and more than 15 specialty contractors. The project was successfully completed within the budget and scheduled period.

“Kengo Kuma and his team have delivered brilliantly in helping us create an ideal environment to support the YIS way of learning and maintain the close community feel that has always been a YIS hallmark,” says Head of School Craig Coutts. “And as project managers, JLL have been indispensable in making it all a reality and helping us to complete this project - by far the largest and most complex in our school's history - on time and within budget."

Jun Miyamoto, Executive Officer and Head of Project and Development Services at JLL Japan, says:

"It was a great honor for us to assist in managing the relocation project from the planning stage to the opening of the school, the first for the historic Yokohama International School. JLL designs and implements relocation plans for domestic and overseas offices, logistics facilities, retail facilities and hotels. We have a proven track record of construction project management, including schedule and cost management. With JLL's knowledge and expertise of project management with multiple stakeholders, we demonstrated our ability to manage the complex project and successfully open the new school as scheduled. JLL will continue to provide professional project management and consulting services for new construction to help our clients achieve their goals and ambitions."

Photo courtesy of Taisei Corporation
Photography: Kawasumi·Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

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