Anderson Strathern, Rutland Court, Edinburgh

Corporate Moves were appointed in May 2017 to provide move management and relocation services to Anderson Strathern as they undertook a restack of their Edinburgh office, Rutland Court. Anderson Strathern planned to lease part of the building and to do this 8 teams had to be relocated to different floors or churn within their existing floor. This gave Anderson Strathern an opportunity to align teams on floors to better suit business needs and have sharper, sleeker floor plates for staff.

Filing Audits were undertaken by Corporate Moves at the start of the relocation process to determine current levels of filing and assign each team filing targets. This led to Corporate Moves implementing and managing a clear out programme, for those teams due to move, over a 2 month period. Updates were received from teams on a weekly basis, total figures were collated and reported to the Managing Partner and Senior Project Team. This was a substantial task undertaken by staff and resulted in 1,957 boxes of filing being sent to archive and a staggering 15.3 tonnes of paper shredded.

Part of the move management programme was to provide regular move related communications to all Edinburgh staff with tailored move instructions sent to staff involved prior to the moves taking place.

Move Specifics:

  • One hundred and fifty six staff were moved over 2 move weekends
  • 156 personal crates moved
  • 161 desktop IT disconnected, moved and unpacked (reconnections done by internal IT team)
  • 648 linear metres of filing packed, relocated and unpacked
  • Desk and cabinet layout changes to 4 floors

Corporate Moves move management team worked closely with all departments who were relocating plus the Managing Partner, Senior Management, Facilities, Central Records and the IT team.

Recycle Scotland were also involved following the completion of the move programme to clear and recycle excess furniture. This led to 9.36 tonnes of metal and 3.2 tonnes of wood being recycled and completely avoiding landfill.