Providing a successful office clearance and dilapidation works
COCA-COLA European Partners (CCEP) in Peterborough vacated their office in the summer of 2020. The vacated workspace required dilapidation works as well as an office clearance, and relocation of office furniture to other parts of their estate around the UK.
The landlord provided an initial quote for the dilapidation works but Crown was able to offer a lower quote for this, as well as proposing an inclusive solution to cover a sustainable clearance and relocation of furniture as well as a charity donation for unwanted items within the local community, which was important for the client.
A tight timescale and Covid-19 lockdown conditions made for a challenging project, but the Crown team was able to effectuate a flexible and efficient service to meet both deadline and budget.
A sustainable, flexible and efficient property vacation
Crown’s Account Manager proposed a project plan to cover all requirements outlined by the CCEP Facilities Manager and quickly mobilised the Crown teams necessary to complete the project within the timescale required, as well as ensuring the entire operation was Covid-compliant.
Upon vacation of the building, the experienced Crown team carefully packaged the furniture which was to be relocated, to ensure its safe transit. Any items that were not required in the rest of the estate were marked and graded for donation to the local community via Crown’s Giving Back Project, as per CCEP’s requests.
Once the building had been cleared, the Crown Interiors team undertook dilapidation works, which included electrical disconnections, removal of branding, making good of walls and ceilings, and neutralising decoration. One of the most significant works involved replacing the raised access floor in the Comms Room with just 14 hours’ notice.
Crown’s flexibility enabled the team to take on unplanned works in addition to those within the programme, without exceeding the schedule limits.
The client expressed a desire to donate unwanted furniture and electrical items from the clearance via the Giving Back Project. The Crown team assessed all items for use and where assets were not able to be donated directly (such as NEC TVs, fans, and VC kit), these specialist items were resold and the value given to the client to donate to the charity of their choice.
All remaining items were recycled according to the waste hierarchy, with full reporting provided to the client.
The services provided included:
- Tailored project proposal from Crown’s Account Manager
- Packing, removal and relocation of furniture
- Electrical disconnection
- Redecoration and branding removal
- Ceiling and wall repair
- Replacement of raised floor
- Handling of donated goods via Giving Back Project
- Resale of furniture
- Recycling of waste materials incl. WEEE
“CCEP used Crown Workspace to help close their office down in June, during a very challenging time. The key reason for choosing them was the sustainable end of life management for the furniture and equipment, and the fantastic service they offered.”
Helen Cartmel, Facilities Manager, CCEP