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Manchester Metropolitan University

Scope of Services

  • Multisite Relocations
  • Project Move Management
  • Unique Barcode Tracking System
  • Packing and Unpacking Services
  • Crate and Equipment Hire
  • Porterage Services
  • Recycling of Redundant FF&E

Critical Success Factors

  • All items to be relocated and placed in the correct locations
  • No damage to any items being relocated
  • No damage to new building
  • Ensuring all moves were completed on time
  • Ensuring all moves were completed on budget

Methods Employed

  • We supplied barcodes with unique identification numbers on, for all items. Each item was given a unique barcode number and logged on the ‘Move checklists’. Items were scanned out of existing locations and then loaded and scanned on to vehicles. Upon delivery, they were scanned off the vehicle and into the new building and finally, scanned into their final location/room within Birley.
  • We carefully protected all items prior to them being relocated, using export wrap and blankets for larger items and bubble wrap for smaller items being relocated in crates.
  • Buildings were protected using flame retardant correx for the protection of floors, lifts, walls and lobby areas and hardboard where reinforcement of surfaces was required.
  • A project plan was designed in collaboration with the University and implemented and distributed amongst all staff members involved in the relocations.
  • By developing a project plan, we were able to utilise our team in the most cost effective way, ensuring the University completed the project within budget.

The Project
In 2014, Johnsons Moving Services were awarded the project by Sir Robert McAlpine for the consolidation of campuses at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The project comprised of the relocation of the Faculty of Education (FoE) and the Faculty of Health Psychology & Social Care (HPSC) to the Birley Building.

We provided the University with a dedicated Move Manager who acted as a single point of contact for the contract for planning and coordinating the move with SRM and MMU. Working closely with the University to ensure all Key Stakeholders were thoroughly engaged in the process, the Move Manager liaised with MMU and SRM to finalise a detailed programme for transferring Legacy and General Teaching and Academic Materials and undertook a joint dilapidation inspection with MMU, of the existing buildings and the Birley Building prior to commencing any works.

We also undertook a joint inspection with MMU, of all Legacy items immediately prior to their disconnection and subsequent packing to agree a suitable packing methodology before moving.

A full inventory of items on each vehicle leaving the exiting campuses were checked, agreed and signed by MMU and Johnsons at the point of leaving the campuses and on arrival at the designated rooms within Birley Fields building using our specially designed barcoding system.

We supplied barcodes with unique identification numbers on, for all items. This enabled us to track the large magnitude of items from their existing location, to their final position within Birley.

The Result
The move was successfully completed in accordance with the agreed timetables with all Key Stakeholders pleased with the dedication of our staff during the course of the project.