Department for Education-03

Department for Education:

As part of a fit-out & refurbishment project for the Lower Ground & Ground Floor at Sanctuary Building...



Type of project:

Office Moves




2017 Ongoing

Client profile

Headquarters – 10 Floor Restack 2017

Address: Sanctuary Building, Gt Smith St, London SE1

Staff: 2050 people (350 Phase 1 external & 1700 Phase 2 internal)

Period: Phase 1 February & Phase 2 May to October (sample schedule attached)

PM: Arcadis

Department for Education-04

Client challenge


As part of a fit-out & refurbishment projectfor the Lower Ground & Ground Floor at Sanctuary Building, Active was alsocommissioned to reconfigure and relocate all of the various departments withinSanctuary Building, relocate some departments from Sanctuary Building to 2buildings on Victoria St and to bring several departments back into Sanctuaryfrom other London sites as well. All of these works were completed out ofnormal office hours

Active solution


  • Crates (personal & IT) onsite 2weeks prior to area start date
  • Weekly update & pre-start meeting
  • Wednesday PM – Cabling Works inreadiness for Floor Box moves & installation
  • Thursday – All staff materials packed incrates
  • Thursday PM – IT De-commissioning,moving of crates to holding area & furniture relocation & disposal
  • Friday – Floor Box works & Carpetpatching (connection to server)
  • Friday – New furniture delivery only
  • Saturday – New furniture installation
  • Saturday – Return of crates & ITequipment
  • Saturday – IT Re-commissioning
  • Sunday – IT testing & area deepclean
Department for Education-065

Benefits and results

Relocation Director Reference:

“I have worked directly with Active FM representing the Client on two significant move and fit-out projects for a Central Government Department.

Active have carried out both to a very high standard with successful engagement and moves / fit-out programme on time, within budget with a real can do attitude in a fast moving and changing environment. They are a real team outfit which for me is key to working in partnership with key stakeholders and suppliers. The people involved in these 2 projects in Roxburgh House and Sanctuary Buildings always had a smile on their face when dealing with the customer and helped to make both projects a success. I am happy to recommend Active FM for future work"

Charles Stevens
Workplace CS Solutions Ltd.

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