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Full relocation & clearance project of 600 staff site

This client is an Anglo-Bermudan insurance provider, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company largely specialises in niche areas of the market, offering property and casualty insurance aimed at companies and high-net-worth individuals, as well as cover against such risks as hacking, kidnapping and satellite damage. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

The client required a full relocation to their new site, and, following their relocation they required their previous office to be fully cleared of all furniture and IT equipment.

Crown were tasked to carry out the relocation of boxes, filing and furniture to their new office over 1 weekend. We then conducted the full clearance of over 600 positions and associated furniture & IT equipment following the relocation.

Whilst this was taking place, Crown Workspace also carried out various tasks including:

  • The redistribution of furniture and IT equipment to 2 other Hiscox sites over the UK
  • IT decommissioning & packing for recycling
  • Server disconnection & de-racking

The overall move & clearance took place over 28 x 8-hour shifts, and the project was completed within a tight timeframe.

In this project, 274 items were reused through redistribution between their sites.

As part of our clearance, the clients’ assets were assessed to see if they had a current market value to create a financial saving on the project by avoiding recycling. As a result, we were able to take 973 items for our resale department which equated to a rebate of around £77,000.

Using our Giving Back Project, we were able to support Waverley School, TCL Reuse, Young Citizens and the clients chosen charity with 349 items.

The chosen charity works to end homelessness and they received a donation of 67 chairs and 19 tables. Waverley School received 13 items including a TV. Gary Smith, Waverley School, said:

“The TV has been set up and attached to a Nintendo Wii. Students have been playing games during break and lunch periods with friends and staff. The donations make a real difference to our school.”

TCL Reuse, a charity that resells furniture at discounts to individuals on low incomes and uses the proceeds to support Teen Challenge London, an outreach and rehabilitation centre, received 230 items. 20 items were also donated to Young Citizens.

All of this totalled 1,596 items reused, which equated to 24 tonnes diverted into reuse. The carbon saving achieved by reusing assets in this project comes to 66 tonnes of CO2e, which would be enough to power 13 homes with energy for a year.

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