Three UK Awards Relocation Contract
Commercial relocation and change management company Business Moves Group (BMG) has won a major relocation contract with mobile phone operator, Three UK.
CK Hutchison Holdings subsidiary, Three, launched in the UK in 2003 and currently has 4,800 employees in the UK, and more than 10 million active customers, with corporate offices in Reading, Maidenhead and Glasgow. BMG will support Three in relocating all Maidenhead staff to the Reading office. The relocation of the Maidenhead staff will be completed by the end of March.
In addition to the relocation, the project involves sustainable furniture solutions. This begins with a thorough audit to determine quantity, condition and the location of all furniture. Following the audit, BMG will work with Three to determine the best solution for all furniture, including reuse, resale, recycling and donation. The goal is nil to landfill as possible to meet Three’s Corporate Social Responsibility targets. Three has has also confirmed that suitable furniture can be donated to local schools.
With the majority of staff not able to attend site due to the current Covid-19 Lockdown restrictions BMG will be securely bagging all personal locker items in the Maidenhead office, many of which have been there since staff started working remotely in Lockdown 1. BMG will relocate these bags to the Reading office for the staff to collect once they can return to office safely.
The project will be managed by Gleeds, a leading property and construction consultancy that is providing project management office, cost management and relocation project management services to Three.
Dave Myers, Sales Director at BMG, comments: "A two-pronged relocation project is an exciting challenge and we’re delighted to be supporting Three. The project is particularly meaningful to BMG as we are based in Reading and it’s great to work with a company that employs so many in the local area."
William Robinson, Senior Workspace Manager at Three, adds: "Relocating staff to Reading and then to a new Central Office is a complex task and we were keen to work with a relocation expert. BMG ticks all of the boxes, from its expertise in relocation to sustainability credentials. We’re excited to get underway and move to our new Central Office with the minimum disruption to our employees and customers."
Three announced plans to relocate significant numbers of staff from long-held sites in Berkshire to a new location within Reading's Green Park in January.