Office removal job from Dacre Street to South Kensington

Another pleasingly hassle-free move done – here’s our recent transporting of a small office setup to a new address a few miles away in South Ken.

The job

Moving from: a small office in Dacre Street, near New Scotland Yard
Moving to: a new office base at the French Embassy in South Kensington
Vehicle required: Luton van
Number of movers: 2
Time taken: 3.5 hours

A bit of 'filing' for us to take care of here

A bit of ‘filing’ for us to take care of here…

The client

A small 5-6 person London office department was moving a couple of miles across town, from its previous base near the Met Police HQ to new premises in South Kensington. (And taking some of its most unwieldy items of furniture with it, of course.)

...as well as a couple of smaller office tables

…as well as a couple of smaller office tables

Before the move

It looked like a fairly straightforward job (aside from a couple of awkward stairways), so we assigned two movers to this one and one of our larger Luton vans for the bulkier furniture items.

Loading at the pick-up

Loading at the pick-up

A few extra moving blankets makes for a much neater load

A few extra moving blankets makes for a much neater load

Making the move

A short journey, despite passing through a few very busy areas, so we weren’t long on the road. As with most office moves, the real bulk of our work took place in loading and unloading the van on this one!

These desks don't get on with narrow staircases, but luckily they do dismantle

These desks don’t get on with narrow staircases, but luckily they do dismantle

Any challenges?

The staircase was pretty narrow at the pick-up location, and the office was two flights up, so there was a bit of manoeuvring required to get some of the larger items down to the van at that end.

As the furniture checklist included three particularly large desks that needed to come with us, we decided that it made sense to dismantle them at the pick-up location and transport them in pieces before offloading and reassembling them at the destination. This worked out well and didn’t delay us much, which we were pleased with.

A swift unloading left us time for an especially artistic selfie...

A swift unloading, with time to spare for a highly artistic selfie…

The results

The customer was extremely happy with the speed and efficiency of the move. They even took the trouble to send us a follow-up email thanking us again ‘for ensuring we had a smooth office move last week’, which was very much appreciated by all of us. Thanks folks!

Bright, airy, and plenty of space for those giant desks

New office: bright, airy, and plenty of space for those giant desks

 

Author: Happy2Move

Happy2Move is a man with a van team with a wealth of experience in domestic and commercial moves.