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.
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.
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.
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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,
University of Leicester Project
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