Wowcher Ltd

Wowcher Ltd

Wowcher Ltd Relocation Project

 

 

The Client

Wowcher Ltd is an e-commerce marketplace platform promoting group buying to get unbeatable deals. It is the second largest British e-commerce marketplace in the UK and Ireland. Founded by Nicholas Brummitt in 2009 and bought over by DMG Media in 2011, Wowcher currently has a wide user base of around 10 million members.

 

 

 

The Project

In late February and early March 2020, Wowcher Ltd. had a requirement for the relocation of their main office from Swan Yard, London to their new premises in Dalston Lane, London. The project consisted of the relocation of 169 staff and effects including the decommissioning and recommissioning of all PCs and associated equipment, pre-moving packing assistance along with the environmental disposal of redundant furniture.

The items to be moved comprised of:

  • 85 x Desk chairs
  • 7 Executive Desks
  • 8 x Low Cupboards
  • 8 x TVs
  • 12 x Meeting Chairs
  • 2 x Sofas
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Coat Stands
  • Free Standing Lamps
  • Stationary
  • Marketing Items
  • Merchandise
  • Desktop Printers
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Crockery and Glasses
  • 3 x Picnic Tables
  • Trolleys
  • 2 x Tables from Comms Room
  • Spare Kit from Comms Room
  • Storeroom Samples
  • Stationary Cupboard
  • Boxes -Stationary
  • Small Bookcase
  • 2 x Punk Easy Chairs
  • 10 x Black Stools
  • Pink Sofa
  • Pink Wing Chair
  • Design Equipment
  • Camera Equipment
  • 3m Back Drop 

The redundant furniture to be environmentally disposed comprised of:

  • Desks (Circular Work Stations)
  • Pedestals
  • 50% Desk Chairs
  • Shred IT Bins
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Kitchen Furniture
  • Black Stools
  • 3 x Racks
  • Filing Cabinets
  • 4 Drawer Cabinet
  • Reception Desk
  • 1 x Grey Sofa
  • 2 x Grey Arms Chairs
  • Lower Ground – Meeting Table
  • Flip Charts
  • Old Boxed Monitor Arms
  • Boiler Room – Table and Chair

The Solution

Edward Baden proposed a bespoke specialist packing and removal solution that would ensure a smooth relocation process of the office furniture and equipment. With our years of expertise in the relocation industry, we were able to expertly propose and plan the move from beginning to sign off, whilst ensuring each furniture were properly protected, dismantled and packed during the relocation process with minimum downtime to the business.

 

The Process

Prior to the move, 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.

On moving day, our expert IT team (comprised of an IT team leader and seven IT engineers) reported to site and began work on decommissioning and part re-commissioning of all PCs and associated equipment. The PCs were then packed into our custom-built IT Easycrates. The Easycrates were foamed lined for added protection to ensure utmost protection of the PCs and IT equipment during transit. Computer screens were also covered with our specialised flat screen cover as a second layer of protection over the anti-static bubble bag.

After the computers were safely packed and ready to go, our main relocation team (comprised of vehicle drivers, supervisors, porters and a fitter) safely relocated the IT crates to the new office premises and unpacked the IT equipment onto the new desks.  

IT roll cages were used to transport large network printers and server equipment which were too big to fit into the IT Easycrates. Same measures were taken to ensure the utmost safety of the IT equipment and each shelf of the roll cages were lined with foam lining for added protection.

On the second day, the main relocation team packed and moved the listed furniture from the existing building to the new premise and positioned them as planned. While the IT team, simultaneously worked on completing the recommissioning of PC’s and associated equipment in the new location.

On the third day, the Edward Baden team began the environmental disposal of redundant furniture. The team also worked on dismantling the circular work stations and other unwanted furniture.

On the last day, the Edward Baden relocation team complete the clearance of redundant furniture and transported the furniture for environmentally friendly disposal at their respective individual waste streams. 

 

Project Highlights

  • Working closely with the Wowcher team to ensure smooth relocation of 169 staff and the removal of effects
  • Decommissioning and recommissioning of all PCs and associated equipment
  • Usage of Specialist IT Easycrates – to ensure the safe transit of all IT equipment
  • Labelling – Each workstation/ desk was given a unique position number and identified sequentially on the floor plan through coloured labels.

 

Additional Information

WOWCHER is a "deal a day" site that uses the power of group buying or bulk buying to get unbeatable deals on the best stuff to do, see, visit, eat and buy in a variety of cities in the UK. Find out more about their “WOW” deals on their website www.wowcher.co.uk

Should you require similar specialist moving services, contact us or give us a call on 0800 169 5309 to speak to our friendly team. We will be glad to assist you.