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University of Leicester

Harrow Green Case Studies - University of Leicester

The Challenge:

At each stage of the site development the priority was to ensure that the library was kept working and continued to provide essential services, including the call-off of stock in store, to the student and academic body.

The Project:

  • To ensure minimal disruption the Restore Harrow Green team operated a seven day two shift pattern, working through public holidays and in the early hours of the morning to complete relocation phases before the library opened for business.
  • A flexible working and pricing methodology was agreed to ensure the needs of the construction company and the university were met within the project budget and timescale.

Restore Harrow Green relocated many miles of books, journals and scholarly materials. When the building works created a shortage of suitable storage space on site, Restore Harrow Green provided temporary secure storage at their regional facility. From there it operated a next-day delivery service for items required urgently. Staff were able to continue delivering services throughout the construction period.

It was necessary to move the core professional team several times during the construction period, as well as materials and equipment. These included office furniture, library furniture and shelving, files, safes, library and office equipments as well as books and periodicals. Some furniture disposal was required, in particular for very old furniture where the metal components were separated for recycling.

The Outcome:

When the building works created a shortage of suitable storage space on site, Restore Harrow Green provided temporary secure storage at their regional facility.

Rare books were separately packed and relocated to an environmentally controlled safe store and then moved back into location when the library building was completed.

Project Details


Sector:
Public

Organisation:
University of Leicester

Location:
Leicester


What We Did:

  • Ensure that the library was kept working
  • Provided temporary secure storage
  • Packed and relocated to an environmentally controlled safe store
  • Working through public holidays and in the early hours of the morning

Client Feedback

Restore Harrow Green are great team players – supportive, reassuring and highly professional. Because the move was planned so intensively beforehand, there was minimal disruption to our users.

Louise Jones - Director of Library Services,
Leicester University
University of Leicester Project