Project: Sheffield PCT Personnel Relocations
Client: Sheffield Primary Care Trust
Location: Sheffield and Darnall, South Yorkshire
Date: 2009


business-move-personnellRelocation of 312 personnel from 8 Locations: Don Valley House; Fulwood Old Hospital; Orgreave PCT; Firth Park Health Services; Brincliffe Standards Dept; West Court Public Health; Archer Rd Strategy Dept; Ivy lodge Burngreave, 722 Prince of Wales Bldg, Darnall

Specialised Movers quickly produced a timetable for all 8 collection sites and agreed a pre-move meeting for all departments. During this meeting it was clear there was resistance to change as some departments had been in place 30+ years. Therefore, as the first removal date approached we returned to appease staff concerns.

We deployed Premier Crate, our own internal crate hire, and to keep within budget 1 crate was supplied to each member of staff but a formal request could be made for more. Another 395 linear metres of crates were supplied for Don Valley, Old Fulwood and Orgreave sites. Don Valley House, the first and most difficult move, went smoothly. A final decision was not made on what furniture could finally be released so we decided to return and incorporate the remaining logistics later within the project. Over the 3 week contract, Specialised Movers continuously updated the Site Contact with written reports e-mailed daily, and we encouraged her to keep staff informed via notice boards, and offered smaller crates for any handicapped staff.

We also incorporated the movement of a full learning Library move over 2 stand-down days from the Old Fulwood site. The librarian was nervous of moving, but this went to plan due to what we believe is the best Library moving team in Great Britain!

As each stage neared completion, crates were signed off and re-introduced to the later-stage collection addresses, limiting unnecessary charges. As the project concluded, Specialised Movers left 2 porters on-site for a further 2 days for final requests. Our relationship has blossomed since the move, With frequent porterage and removals requests we can comfortably say that we are now the preferred contractor for Sheffield & Leeds PCT services.

Personnel move (pdf version)