The redevelopment of the Gogarburn site, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, as the RBS’s International Headquarters led to the relocation of 3,500 staff, over the course of the summer. This marked the beginning of an ongoing programme of strategic regional moves, with Harrow Green continuing to work as preferred relocation partner.
Projects on this large scale highlight Harrow Green’s particular expertise: managing phased moves to a tight timetable, handling the sequential packing of a high volume of filing, the accurate relocation of personal crates and the re-commissioning of internal IT facilities.
Recycling & Reuse
Harrow Green has formed an alliance with Planet Office Global to ensure unwanted client assets go to good causes. Its alliance with theUK-based company, Planet Office Global, is ensuring many unwantedclient assets, such as furniture and IT equipment, are re-used by deserving causes rather than going to landfill.
RBS’s major city centre relocation strategy for Edinburgh and Glasgow, with a total people move of around 5,500 staff, has enabled Harrow Green to develop an enviable level of experience and understanding of the client’s needs.
Throughout the programme the priority was to keep people working and to minimise disruption.
“We always work flexibly with our clients, that will often mean weekend working to ensure staff can be back at their desks – their new desks – on Monday morning.”
Ann McKay, Harrow Green Glasgow
Outside Scotland, work has been undertaken in London for a move of 4,000 people to new buildings at Bankside.
In Manchester, Harrow Green was engaged to clear the contents of ten buildings following each phase of the planned staff moves of around 3,000 people into new locations in Deansgate and Spinningfields. As a consequence the company moved in excess of 100 tonnes of furniture and equipment for recycling, restoration and re-use.