University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Muttenz Campus, Development of Real Estate Operations

In 2018, the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) commenced its operations on the Muttenz campus, with space for 2,500 students and 600 jobs. With the support of Drees & Sommer, the real estate operations were planned and tailored to the usage requirements. Based on the overall service strategy of the university, the internal organization was established, operating processes defined and external services such as maintenance and cleaning publicly procured.

Added Value

  • Assurance of optimized and efficient real estate operations

Project Data


University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)


35'000 m2 HNF

Project term:

2016 - 2020

Individual Services

  • Preparation of operational management concept
  • Definition of general service and procurement strategy for all FHNW locations
  • Formation and dimensioning of future operations organization of Muttenz campus
  • Preparation of responsibility matrix based on performance and quality management processes
  • Cost calculation, including support in make-or-buy decision taking
  • Tender for technical building management and cleaning services (including staff outsourcing)
  • Monitoring and support for the commissioning, acceptance and handover phase
  • Support for the organization of current operations

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