University of South Wales
Commercial Transfer were contracted to assist the University of South Wales in their ‘Campus Realignment’ exercise during the summer break in 2016.
This consisted of moving academic departments to different campuses throughout South East Wales as well as the closure of Caerleon Campus and Cromwell House.
A specific Project Move Manager took control of all aspects of the relocation and the operation started in May 2016 and ended in Oct 2016.
The closure of Caerleon Campus incorporated a complete Library relocation to Atrium Campus in Cardiff, due to the new library being under construction Commercial Transfer organised and facilitated the storage of all library contents in a suitable building in preparation for the move at the beginning of September.
Flexibility was key in this relocation, changes in the original tender had to be made by the University due to storage issues and the decision was made to move all necessary equipment required for relocation from several campuses into storage at Caerleon whilst moving all faculties out of the Campus.
All campuses were moved and departments relocated on time. As well as office furniture there were over 8000 crates used, many of these on several occasions. Heavy machinery from the Design and Technology Department and highly fragile equipment from Photography and Music Studios were also relocated.
"Further to the move yesterday and the day before, I wanted to write to say how helpful your team have been. They didn't stop all day, much of the day they were moving cupboards and all sorts of furniture and crates, and nothing was too much trouble. Please pass on our thanks from myself and my colleagues."