In 2017, Johnsons were awarded the Move Management of University College London’s Charles Bell House Services. The services encompassed taking full responsibility for the planning and management of the relocation of approximately 205 people from several locations across the UCL Estate to the newly refurbished Charles Bell House Building (CBH) including:
Controlling the Project
To maintain control of the project, our Project Manager was required to develop a full migration strategy and move programme, which was continually reviewed throughout the scope of works, and in addition, developed and agreed relocation strategies and contingency plans for all items being relocated.
The management of the project was carried out in accordance with best practice, including drafting and updating of the following documents:
1.A Project Control Plan:
2.A Move Schedule detailing each occupancy and move phase
3.Relocation Project Business Continuity Plan, Risk Assessments and Risk Log
4.Project Risk and Hazard Log,
5.Preparation of Monthly Highlight Reports to include move management progress, cost status, anticipated changes, approvals and outstanding actions
6.Project Move Cost Plan, showing costs associated with all aspects of fulfilling the relocation.
Controlling Timescales and Ensuring a Positive Delivery
Due to the tight timescales of the project, our Project Manager submitted a list of key elements which we felt would provide us with the best knowledge and preparation for a successful project. These suggestions were taken on board by the University and during our pre-move meetings, were agreed to and ultimately proved to play a large factor in our efficacious completion of the project. These included:
“We have very positive feedback from the end users regarding all the crews involved in the move. Indeed at a steering group meeting this week one of the senior scientist not only praised the move teams but also requested if the same teams could be used for the move into the CL2 building next year.”The Pirbright Institute
“The Johnsons team worked well with our own internal project team to make the overall move a success. The main phase went without any significant issues, and this was a testament to the close management and supervision of the Johnsons team at both sites during the 3 days of the move.”Mark Garrod, Redx Pharma
“We have a good working relationship and specifically use Johnsons as they are competitive, always turn up on time with the correct number of operatives, and their removal team is always courteous which matters especially when patients and our staff are affected.”David Shepherd, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
“Johnsons Laboratory Logistics have been providing relocation services to us for a number of years now. They are competitive, reliable and trustworthy.”Iain Ramsey, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust