Derby City Council

As part of the new £33m refurbishment plan to redevelop the current World War II Council House in Derby City Centre, Derby City Council relocated 500 staff from the existing building, as well as relocating personnel and effects from ten other buildings across the City including St Mary’s Gate, Roman House, Heritage Gate and St Peter’s House.
Johnsons Business Moves were awarded the contract to deliver the multi phased project as a result of successful relocations for a number of other councils, including Cheshire West and Chester, Congleton and Manchester City Councils.

The relocation project involved Project Move Management, Space Planning, furniture dismantling and rebuilding services, ad-hoc porterage, crate hire, furniture recycling and specialist archive packing and unpacking services.
Johnsons Business Moves constructed bespoke specialist cases and removed and packed high value heritage items and artwork as part of the project.

Our Move Management Teams worked closely with the Council to design and deliver the programme, and the project was delivered on time and to budget.

Following the relocation project Johnsons Business Moves recycled the Council’s redundant furniture fittings and effects for either reuse in the local community or recycled with Zero items sent to landfill.

More recently, as Derby City Council’s preferred supplier, Johnsons Business Moves have recently successfully completed the relocation of approximately 2,000 employees from 30 Office moves which consisted of 58 services from 14 locations. The communication, planning and flexibility of our services meant that the Council could meet their deadlines with ease.

We have been able to provide the Council with the same quality of delivery and professionalism with our current project of relocating 500 more employees and exiting a further nine buildings.