Grace Workplace Solutions was recently presented with the opportunity to relocate a diverse 37,000 lineal metres of files and records from the Charles Sturt University’s archival facility. Given the complexity and magnitude of this relocation, Charles Sturt University were confident in their choice to directly engage Grace Workplace Solutions for the project.
After extensive research, Charles Sturt University recognised that Grace Workplace Solutions are the only relocation experts who possess the necessary skills and capability to effectively manage a project of this magnitude. Our expert team successfully provided an exceptional project experience to Charles Sturt University which was backed by strategic packing methodologies and highly trained staff.
The project’s scope included the:
- Sequential and protective packing of 37,000 lm of files and archival materials
- Dismantling of shelves
- Transportation of the collection to new premises (11 km away)
- Reconstruction of shelving at the new location
- Sequential placement of the collection materials on the newly built shelving
A series of variations were also added throughout the execution of the project. This included the relocation of map cabinets and aged collections of large fragile books equating to an additional 120 lineal metres of items to move to the new facility.
To guarantee a seamless transition for Charles Sturt University and its staff members, the client also engaged with a range of specialist services offered by Grace Workplace Solutions. These included pre-transfer cleaning and post-work cleaning services which were executed and supervised as part of the project execution stages.
Due to the unique and specific requirements of this project, Grace Workplace Solutions offered an all-encompassing consultation and project management service to guarantee the transition was successful and beyond Charles Sturt University’s expectations.
Gary Taffe, National Manager – Government, initially estimated that the project would take 31 days to reach completion. However, Gary and his team were able to successfully complete works a few days ahead of schedule as a result of efficient planning, capacity, and resources.
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