Specialist Laboratory Moves

Relocating equipment within clean environments is a specialised service which Johnsons are highly qualified to provide. We have gained a sophisticated knowledge of both the protective packing that is needed, and the delicate methodology for handling and transporting this type of equipment in a cost-effective way.

So whether you’re moving your laboratory or healthcare facility down the hall or around the world, we offer a complete range of laboratory relocation services for regulated and non-regulated sites. We provide all of the planning, moving, and post-move services to make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Moving laboratories is a demanding operation at the best of times. Even modern laboratories can pose serious access problems, and some older premises can be extremely difficult to get around. Older lifts are often not big enough, and doorways and corridors are too cramped for moving big apparatus. Our laboratory move management team takes these problems in their stride by using a variety of stair climbers, lifting gear and tools, and have the expertise to solve all of these types of problems associated with specialist laboratory removals.

Preparing for the move

There is much more to specialist laboratory relocations or moving a healthcare facility than the physical move itself. Johnsons provide a suite of services to help you get ready for the moving day. We’ll create an equipment database including existing assets and items on order, carry out a site assessment and look into any special transportation documentation requirements. After this, we’ll come up with a realistic moving schedule and agree this with you.

The move itself

We make it all as stress-free as possible. So, from pre-shipment preparation to the safe transportation of instruments, we take care of everything. We prepare lab equipment before dismantling, including instrument decontamination, purging and parking of moveable mechanical parts. We ensure the proper handling of all Hazmat wastes, chemicals, lab samples and so on, and then handle all packing of lab ware, accessories, and laboratory equipment spare parts before the move.

After the move

Once you’re in your new location, our laboratory relocation management team will unpack, re-assemble, and re-install each system, duplicating your layout at the former location. We’ll unpack, install and test each piece of equipment, carry out any calibration if required, and arrange IQ OQ PQ qualification, validation and documentation, as needed.

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Case Studies

We have a wide range of experience in this sector to include specialist laboratory life science moves, chemical relocations, cold chain removals, scientific equipment moves, active debris moves, and dangerous goods removals. Some example of which are below.

Pinsent Masons
Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons

Services Relocation of Business Services and Legal Services Teams from Colmore Circus in Birmingham to two new sites at Colmore Row and Cornwall Street. Approximately 450 staff were…

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Adaptimmune
Adaptimmune

Adaptimmune

Services Project move management Relocation of office/write up areas Relocation of laboratories (consumables, equipment and chemicals) Decommissioning, relocation and recommissioning of IT Packing up of laboratories contents/consumables Packing…

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The Pirbright Institute
The Pirbright Institute

The Pirbright Institute

Phase 1 completed in July 2015, Phase 2 scheduled for February 2016 The Project Johnsons Moving Services were appointed to plan and relocate the main research facilities which…

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Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

The Project The relocation of the Trusts new £33m purpose built Women and Children’s facility in North Manchester in June 2011. Departments relocated: The Maternity Ward Special Care…

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East And North Hertfordshire NHS Foundation Trust
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Foundation Trust

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Since August 2014 Johnsons Business Moves have been providing East and North Hertfordshire NHS Foundation Trust with Move Management and large scale removal services. We are the sole…

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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

The Project In July 2011, Johnsons Moving Services were awarded the contract for the relocation of Salford Royal University Teaching Hospital. This project was of a sensitive nature…

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Happy Customers
Galliford Try

The team at Wold Academy are very happy with the result. I would like to extend my personal thanks for all the hard work and effort put in to get this project over the line.

Samuel Hallam
Senior Site Manager Galliford Try Plc
East Sussex County Council

Johnsons moved Seaford and Newhaven Libraries for us over 2014-15. Both jobs went successfully due to the hard work and efficiency of the very friendly and helpful Johnsons Staff.

Michele Brooker, Librarian Coordinator East Sussex County Council
Blackburn College

The moving process has been very efficient. The teams supplied were punctual, organised and couldn't do enough to help. This has made the whole experience of moving better for staff and students alike.

Cathy Hale
Masterplan & Accommodation Manager Blackburn College
Norland – Alcatel-Lucent

I was incredibly impressed with their ability to cope with a demanding and labour intense situation and will now only consider using Johnsons for any future work of this type.

Colin Donnelly, Area Manager Norland – Alcatel-Lucent
Pennine Acute Trust

Johnsons Business Moves have been appointed by this Trust as our preferred office relocation company for the past 10 years.

David Shepherd Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
West Midlands Police

I would like to thank the team. Not only were they prompt in arrival, they also completed the job to a high standard and were extremely professional throughout.

Dan Bacon, Facilities Officer West Midlands Police