University of Sussex

AMEX Stadium

Relocation Case Study

The Client

Sussex University situated in Falmer, Brighton is a leading public research intensive university offering over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses and degrees with over 14,000 students and 2,000 staff members from across 100 countries. The University received its Royal Charter in 1961 and was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s.

The Project

In December 2020, the University of Sussex had a requirement for the relocation of IT equipment, crates and ancillary furniture from American Express Community Stadium to their main campus on Falmer’s as well as  the relocation of some of the items into storage at Edward Baden’s storage facility.

The Solution

Edward Baden’s main objective was to ensure that the relocation be completed with minimum downtime to Sussex University. With over 20 years of expertise in the relocations industry, we were able to gauge and plan the timeline ensuring a seamless transfer. We curated a bespoke specialist removal solution for Sussex University covering all relocation aspects from beginning to sign off. Whilst, taking extra care that each furniture was properly dismantle, packed and secured during the relocation process with absolutely minimum downtime to the business.

Specialist Moving Materials used in the relocation process by the team:

15 Skates
2 Barrows
Protective Materials (Hardboards, Correx and Paper Covers)
2 Packing Tape
50m of Bubble Wrap
15m of White Bubble for TV Sets
10 x Bubble Bags
5 Large Boxes for Spare IT Kits
Coloured Labels in 3 Different Colours (150 Labels of each)

The Process

On moving day, our team reported to site and our Team Supervisor conducted a Risk Assessment. Protective materials were installed by the Edward Baden team to ensure the protection of the building. Hardboards were laid from the reception and main entrance to vehicle points as well as all main access routes. Lift interiors were protected by use of hardboard and correx and main exit doors were layered with paper covers.

Our expert IT team began work on packing all IT equipment. After the computers were safely packed and ready to go, our main relocation team (comprised of a vehicle driver, supervisor, four porters and a fitter) prioritised on safely relocating the IT crates, desks, chairs and ancillary items to Falmer’s Campus.

On the second day, the main relocation team reported back to site and worked on completing the transfer of all remaining furniture and ancillary items as well as dismantling of desks to be moved into Edward Baden’s Storage Facility for storage.

Upon completion, the team removed and environmentally disposed of building protection. Our Edward Baden Team Supervisor signed off with the on site client representative to ensure all moving tasks were completed and met client’s satisfaction and approval.

Project Highlights

Working closely with University of Sussex team to ensure a seamless relocation.
Labelling – Each workstation/ desk was given a unique position number and identified sequentially on the floor plan through coloured labels.
Amidst the move, the Premier League (Brighton Vs. Southampton) was happening at the Amex Stadium and our team were ecstatic to be so close to the action!

Additional Information

Sussex University has an excellent international reputation and is ranked in the top 50 UK universities as mentioned in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and is  ranked 160 in the world according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021). Find out more about the courses and programmes they offer here: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/    

 

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