McGraw-Hill Education International provides customised educational content, software and services for pre-kindergarten through to postgraduate education levels.
They recently moved their EMEA headquarters from Maidenhead to their first London location on Euston Road. Hunters were tasked with managing the transfer, installation and disposal of furniture that supported this project.
We were contracted by CBRE to deliver this furniture relocation and installation package as part of their new self-delivery business model. This radical approach marks the growing trend in the industry for more integrated workspace solutions that save clients money.
This dual location project tested our versatility. The client needed us to relocate an array of furniture from their Maidenhead site to their new London location, ensuring that new products complemented these existing items. We had to ensure continuity between the two offices.
The London location on Euston Road posed the usual challenge of access common to any heavily congested area. We adopted a two-phase delivery strategy, arranging for all stock to be collated in our holding warehouse. This stock was then delivered to the Euston Road site out of hours over just two days to ensure that there were no delays in the installation.
Some of the project specifications for the London office posed potential health and safety risks. We had to liaise very closely with the client to ensure that these risks were negated without spoiling the look and usability of new workspace. We know that form should never rule function…but form is still important!
Desking and seating were provided by Max Furniture. Meeting rooms were fitted with Vitra furniture for extra comfort. Robust benches by James Burleigh were incorporated into the breakout areas for maximum durability. More lightweight tables by Mirage were chosen for the client exhibition centre to create a more flexible and multifunctional space whilst not compromising on style.
We were excited to be involved with the world’s leading commercial property advisor, CBRE, in the one of the first projects that tested their new self-delivery concept. The eventual result was an overwhelming success, both in terms of our collaboration with CBRE and the project outcome. The client were delighted the result.
Arper, Hay, Icons of Denmark, James Burleigh, Max Furniture