exterior entrance with lake

Nielsen Media Research Corporate Offices, Phases I & II

Nielsen Media Research Corporate Offices, Phases I & II | Oldsmar, Florida

The Nielsen Company headquarters is located on 39 acres in the middle of a natural preserve. The company’s goal was to consolidate over 900 employees from various satellite offices in Pinellas County into one, new, highly-efficient facility. The phased site includes six unique buildings, each custom built with specific requirements designed to meet the highly technical needs of The Nielsen Company.



Phase I included five buildings:

  • Building "B” is a 45,000-sq.-ft., four-story building that houses Nielsen's technical facility, designed to withstand a category 5 hurricane. At first glance, the building resembles a giant computer punch card.
  • Building "C” is a 268,000-sq.-ft., four-story building that is over 700 ft. long. Its primary function is to support office and conference room space. Because it is so long, sections of the floor are color-coded to give the users a "landmark" on each of the 70,000-sq.-ft. floors.
  • Building "D” is a 41,000-sq.-ft., three-story building with double loading dock bays. The lower floors accommodate "facility support" such as mailrooms and storage. The upper floors have additional office space and training rooms.
  • Building "E" is a 16,000-sq.-ft., single-story amenities building. The building is all glass on three sides that overlooks a brick paver courtyard to the north, lake and preserve to the east and a large open courtyard with a Bermuda lawn to the south. The company's full-service cafeteria abuts this area, taking full advantage of the view of the preserve.
  • Building "F" is a 16,000-sq.-ft., two-story Central Plant with a large mechanical yard. This building houses two 750-ton water-cooled chillers, four 350-ton air-cooled chillers, and three cooling towers. In addition to the mechanical equipment, there are four back-up generators. Keeping this building up and running was critical, requiring it to be built with redundancy times two.

Phase II included Building A, a four-story, 138,000-sq.-ft. office building plus additional tenant improvements in existing buildings (Building B and C) along with a 146,832-sq.-ft., 600-space, three-level parking deck.