Commonwealth Development Corporation

Client Description:

Founded in 1948, CDC is the UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) wholly owned by the UK Government.

Customer Requirements:

  • Project Planning and Management
  • Move Management of CDC’s extensive collection of Commonwealth art
  • Full set up of new accommodation
  • Relocation of equipment

Corporate Moves Solution:

When evolution resulted in the creation of two new organisations late in 2003, Corporate Moves was asked to manage relocation for both.

The CDC Capital for Development division needed to move to a more central position. Once a suitable building in St James’s was identified, we developed a relocation programme that would see operations transferred and up and running by the February 2004 deadline. This included extra time and assistance for the cataloguing and wrapping of CDC’s extensive collection of Commonwealth art.

Actis, CDC’s private equity investment arm, also left Pimlico and settled into a new Thames-side development. Again, Corporate Moves managed the process – this time on a very tight timescale.

Project Results:

Both moves were achieved over weekends, with each new workplace fully functional and ready to welcome staff first thing Monday morning.