Lancaster University – moving out after 47 years

June 25, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that the contract for relocation for Lancaster University Library has been awarded to Harrow Green. This is truly a momentous project as our customers have been in the Library Building since 1967. 

Our teams, led by John Lord and Jason Fisher, will be working hard to make sure there is minimal disruption to the university staff and students. First, we will move the books out of the East Building and into the Lower Ground Floor and West Building, so that users will be able to continue to use and borrow them throughout the project. We will also move furniture, dismantle and re-install shelving, and re-locate the library staff to their temporary offices. Finally, the East Building will be completely cleared in preparation for the building works to begin.

Lancaster University recognised us as a removal company with vast experience of planning and successfully delivering relocation projects within the Library sector. We are delighted to be working in partnership with them to plan and deliver the many complex moves of books, equipment and people, and to support them in ensuring that Lancaster University continues to deliver an excellent service.

Harrow Green’s Managing Director, Nigel Dews, said:

“We are really pleased to have been selected as Lancaster University Library’s partner for their challenging move. As library relocation experts, our team has the necessary skills and experience to ensure a successful move, on time and on budget. We were selected due to our excellent relocation management expertise and track record.”

The book moves will start during the week beginning 9th June. You can follow progress on our website and on the university website’s blog.