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Leeds Beckett appoints BMG

Business Moves Group, the office relocation company, has won a two-year contract with Leeds Beckett University.

IWFM donates surplus equipment

Furniture and tech equipment unneeded following the Institute’s recent move has gone to good causes.

Leeds turns to Business Moves Group

Leeds Building Society has appointed the workplace change and relocation specialists for its head office move.

BMG signs on with Three Mobile

Business Moves Group has won a major relocation contract with the mobile services provider.

Premier extends Met relationship

Premier Workplace Services has been awarded a new five-year contract for furniture relocation, storage, reuse and recycling services for the Metropolitan Police Service. 

Harrow Green joins NHS framework

Business relocation specialist Harrow Green has been appointed to the NHS Shared Business Services supply chain framework agreement. The company will offer removal services to 64 participating authorities across twelve UK regions.

Business Moves to move blood group

Business Moves has won the contract to manage relocation of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service to its new headquarters in Edinburgh. 

BMG appointed for Glasgow's biggest move project

Business Moves Group, the office and commercial relocation specialist, has won the contract to relocate the City of Glasgow College to two new campus sites.

Moving experience: three-year deal for Harrow Green

CarillionAmey has appointed the removals specialist to provide furniture moving and storage services for armed forces family accommodation for the Ministry of Defence.

SPIE consolidates northern presence

The independent service provider has opened a new hub for its northern operations in the Venus Building at Manchester’s Trafford Quays.

Harrow Green moves East Midlands

The business relocation specialist has won, and delivered, the contract to consolidate three Health Education East Midlands offices to a new single location.

Harrow Green gets Probation

London Probation Trust has appointed Harrow Green to provide moves and changes services across its Greater London estate.

Macro manages Norton Rose move

The FM specialist has supported law firm Norton Rose through its recent integration with US firm Fulbright and Jaworski.

Harrow Green goes to work on Robert Gordon

Business relocation specialist Harrow Green is handling the large-scale relocation of departments at Robert Gordon University.

Cautious praise for Salford move

The National Audit Office has issued a positive report on the BBC's relocation to Salford, though it is reserving judgement on future value for money.

Harrow Green merges with Sargents

Two leading players in the commercial relocations market have merged.

Harrow Green vets deal

Business relocation specialist Harrow Green has completed a multi-site move at the University of Liverpool's School of Veterinary Science.

Harrow Green books another library

Business relocation specialist Harrow Green has completed a library move for Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, adding to its 12-month value of such projects which now totals more than £500,000.

Furniture re-use programme thrives

In its first 18 months of operations, businesses have donated over 2500 items of furniture and equipment to charities, schools and social enterprises through Premier Sustain's Giving Back Project.

Harrow Green in Welsh double

The relocation specialist has been appointed to support the temporary move of Pembrokeshire Library to enable the county council to refurbish its existing building.

PiMS time at Royal Holloway

PiMS Workspace, the business space management specialist, has been appointed by Royal Holloway College to provide staff relocation and move management services.

Harrow Green stitches up Fabrick deal

The business relocation specialist has been appointed by the Fabrick Housing Group for a three-phase project.

Harrow Green: live in Leeds

Business relocation specialist Harrow Green has landed the contract to relocate 19,000 linear metres of books at the University of Leeds.

Harrow Green in tune with music school

Harrow Green has been appointed by Chetham's School of Music to relocate furniture, storage and resource materials from the old school premises to a new £31m, seven-storey building.

Moving experience for Yorkshire Housing

Business relocation specialist Harrow Green has moved Yorkshire Housing's furniture, IT and main computer server to its new headquarters in Leeds city centre, as it consolidates its estate from nine offices across the region.

Campus move covers all bases

Harrow Green is on target to complete the large-scale move and recycling project that will see a new £40m learning campus in Wales open its doors in September.

Studd called to the BAR

Ian Studd, Business Relocation Director at Harrow Green, has been elected President at the British Association of Removers.

Harrow Green books two unique moves

The removals expert has demonstrated its expertise in the libraries sector with a pair of recent projects.

Shoo-in for Harrow Green

Following five months of planning, the relocation specialist has successfully moved luxury shoe and accessories retailer Kurt Geiger into new head offices in London's Farringdon.

Harrow Green to move law firm

The relocation specialist has been awarded a new contract to relocate the head office of international law firm Trowers & Hamlins.

Harrow Green books library job

Removals group Harrow Green has been appointed to manage Wakefield library's move to its new home at Wakefield One, the council's new civic centre.

Success in a numbers game

Relocation specialist Harrow Green has planned and carried out the sequential move of 7km of archival material to a new home for Gwent Archives over just six weeks.

Harrow Green scoops framework place

The business relocation specialist has won a four-year appointment to a major national framework agreement.

Harrow Green partners with Service Works

Commercial relocation company Harrow Green has entered into a strategic partnership with FM software provider Service Works Group.

Harrow Green gets creative

The removals specialist is on course to complete the relocation of the North Warwickshire & Hinckley College London Road campus to its new site in Hinckley town centre.

University gig for Harrow Green

The University of the West of Scotland and the Scottish Agricultural College are working with relocation specialist Harrow Green on the move of staff and facilities to a new £70m campus in Ayr.

Longbridge on long road back

Regeneration of one of the most famous sites in British motoring continues with the development of a new four-acre, £66m campus for Bournville College.

Zebra crossing

In one of its more unusual assignments, business relocation services provider Harrow Green has been commissioned to move a zebra to an art exhibition venue in Manchester.

All change for Friends Provident

The financial services group has unveiled plans to relocate its head office to the landmark One New Change development in the City of London.

Hospital move requires patience

Patients are moving into Britain's biggest new hospital as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham opens for business.

Harrow Green lands Hull centralisation project

Relocation specialist Harrow Green is at the centre of a multi million pound project to bring together library, city archive and university collections into a new local history centre in Hull.

Audit Commission appoints moves partner

Business mover Robinsons has won a four-year contract to provide office relocation and sustainable furniture recycling services to local government watchdog, the Audit Commission.

Anabas lands turnkey HQ project

Facilities management specialist Anabas has won a multi-million pound deal to provide a turnkey solution for new corporate offices for pharmaceutical company Norgine.

Harrow Green completes hospital move

Two new Glasgow hospitals, Stobhill and the New Victoria, opened their doors on time as they moved from old to the new facilities.

Birmingham names Harrow Green for hospital move

Harrow Green is to manage the relocation of services from the old Queen Elizabeth and Selly Oak hospitals to the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital in time for a scheduled opening in June 2010.

Moving on without too much pain

Two new features from our content partner Premises & Facilities Management look at key aspects of leaving leased premises and moving to the next location.

Unbundling to bring in the specialists

When business advisers BDO Stoy Hayward relocated their London HQ last year they also replaced their TFM provider with six separate service providers in a move designed to ensure that delivery standards were on a par with the quality of the environment.

PFI justification 'built on sand', union says

Unison, the UK's largest union, has released a new report arguing that Private Finance Initiative schemes do not out-perform public sector projects by coming in on time and on budget, as the government claims.

BAR advises on 'optimum' relocation strategy

The British Association of Removers says that low interest rates and economic growth are encouraging companies to think about moving. Professional expertise is crucial, the BAR argues.

Fresh advice on managing moves and mobility

Two new features have been added to the i-FM website. One offers practical advice on meeting the challenges of move management; the other explains the benefits that new technology offers to mobile workers.

Office moves: magic?…or mayhem?

That's the theme of a half-day seminar designed for 'practical-minded' FMs who want information and advice on planning and managing moves, whether routine churn or full-scale relocation.

60m UK Met Office PFI completed

Architects at the Reading office of Broadway Malyan have recently announced completion of the new Met Office headquarters in Exeter. The major PFI project, with a value of £60 million, was delivered on time and on budget.

Lyons report to be published with budget

The budget next Wednesday will include final details of the wholesale exit of civil servants from London, along with proposals for REITs and lease reform.

Philips to close Dublin services centre and move accounts to Poland

Dutch electronics giant Philips announced today that it is to close its European Accounting Services Centre in Dublin by the end of June. Some functions will be transferred to the firm's Accounting Services Centre in Lodz, Poland.

Civil servants don't want to move

Sir Michael Lyons - who has banned any lease renewals for central London government departments without the say-so of the Treasury - will not finalise his report until spring after the civil service came up with disappointing relocation numbers.

Escape from the Lyons den

Government departments are reportedly responding to the recommendations of the Lyons report as the Department for Constitutional Affairs instructs its agents to seek property out of the capital.

London office market great for tenants

Over-supply of offices in London means that there is an abundance of plenty of high quality office accommodation at prices little different in real terms from 20 years ago" a new survey from Drivers Jonas revealed today."

New clients for MovePlan

Law firm Olswang and the Prudential have both appointed specialist move management consultancy MovePlan to assist them with their relocation plans this month.

Mouchel wins management accolade

Professional services group Mouchel has received recognition by the Management Consultancies Association for its work with the Met Office.

Security concerns could force relocation

Six months on from the attacks of 11th September a new survey says security and cost concerns may drive firms out of central business districts.

National Trust moves HQ to Swindon

Conservation charity the National Trust will move its headquarters to Swindon in Wiltshire despite strong criticism from staff.

FT abandons London campus plan

The severe downturn in advertising has forced the FT Group to drop consolidation plans.

BP plans move to new HQ

BP will move its global corporate headquarters from the City to the West End next spring.

Brixton sells HQ

Brixton has sold the freehold of its old headquarters building in Ely Place, following the move to Berkeley Street in London last week.

Web guide to relocation

A new website has been launched which claims to provide comprehensive advice and guidance on every aspect of office relocation and reorganisation.

Stock Exchange to move

The London Stock Exchange will leave its Old Broad Street site for a new home near St Pauls from 2004.

M&S to relocate HQ to Paddington

As Marks & Spencer reported another year of losses, the retailer announced its decision to move the London head office in 2003 from Baker Street to Paddington Basin.

M&S to move HQ to Paddington?

Whether Marks and Spencer will relocate its Baker Street headquarters to Paddington will be decided by the retailer's executives this week.

BT to leave London HQ

BT has confirmed that it is to leave BT Centre, its 50,000 sq m (purpose-built headquarters building near St Pauls in London, within 12 to 18 months and after 17 years' occupation.

Features - Search found 9 features

Don’t forget about IT

As the FM industry becomes increasingly more digital, recognising the value of your IT is important when considering the priority list for an office relocation.

A moving experience

An office relocation is an exciting time for an organisation. Whether it’s as a result of expansion and growth, acquisition, or the consolidation of existing buildings into one new space, it's a chance for a fresh start in new facilities.

The trouble with moving house

Commercial relocation projects can turn into a real headache. Here Nigel Dews offers some advice to help things run smoothly.

Handling vulnerable patient relocation with care

When looking after patients with dementia, changes in routine, people and places must be handled with the utmost sensitivity. Andy Lapham discusses the challenge of relocating staff, patients and equipment while ensuring healthcare continues as normal.

Moving Times for FMs

Jane Fenwick writes: PFM's Moving Trends survey into business relocations demonstrates how the tough economic climate is affecting the way FMs handle their internal and external relocations, and which professional experts they use to help them.

Relocation: Should I Stay Or Should I Go

Elizabeth Smith argues that the decision to relocate is one of the most important and far-reaching any business can take.

Fine Forecast

By the end of this month, the Met Office staff will have moved from Bracknell into its new headquarters building in Exeter, on schedule and without interrupting its weather forecasting functions for even a second. Jane Fenwick reports from Exeter.

Move Medicine

Cultural change was an essential element of moving Pfizer's European HQ to Walton Oaks. Supporting and driving this change fell largely on the FM team. Jane Fenwick visits the site one year on to see how the strategy worked

High Pressure

As the relocation of the Met Office to Exeter moves into its next phase, Jane Fenwick talks to Alan Douglas on a video link to Devon about the new facility, the proposed FM structure and the critical move of IT systems.

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