RELOCATION & STORAGE
We specialise in commercial removals
You're on the move!
HOW TO MANAGE AN OFFICE RELOCATION
Where do you start? Asking for help and getting a plan together as soon as possible would be our advice. Your move might be in a few months but it will creep up on you, and a lot will need to be done before the day itself, all your planning in advance will pay off on moving day.
We’ve got a team who can help you map out a plan of action from the minute you find out about your office move, to the day you close the door of your new office behind you for the first time.
If your move is at short notice, please don’t panic, there is nothing we haven’t seen or done before when it comes to a company move over the last 25 years. We’ve even had to move two life-size caveman and a full-size velociraptor to a garden in North London. We were asked to place them in the bushes and trees so that when guests walked down the garden path they got a surprise … certainly different from moving office furniture but enjoyable nonetheless!
Office removal services
We specialise in office and commercial moves, whether that’s moving just one office in your building, or every department in the whole building relocating to one or multiple sites.
We’re based in Dartford, the perfect location for us to offer local and nationwide office relocations. We’re across all the challenges associated with office moves from navigating Central London, to last-minute hiccups and of course the unpredictable nature of British weather (it likes to rain on a moving day). We’ve got robust processes in place with our removal team to make sure your move goes according to plan on the day.
Our moving vehicles are all purpose built commercial grade, ULEZ compliant, fully insured for company removals and filled with all the tools and materials to make sure your goods are transported with the utmost care. We can provide crates and a packing service if that’s something you’ll need, just ask.
Whether you’re moving for the first time or the third time, we’ll provide guidance specific to your move and your business from our first conversation with you.
PLANNING YOUR COMPANY MOVE
We’ll guide you through the processes from sorting out moving out of the office you’re leaving behind, to getting the new premises ready for your furniture and staff.
Our company relocation services include everything you might need for your office move, you choose which services you need:
Space planning for the new office.
Operational advice and planning.
Crate hire and packing.
Dismantling and re-installation of furniture.
Document and file management.
IT and server relocations.
We’ll make sure nothing gets forgotten!
It might feel like a big task in front of you, but we’re here to help you break it down into manageable chunks. You’ll know what needs to be done and when, and we’ll be here to remind you! We’ll be at the other end of the phone or email inbox to answer your questions so you won’t miss a detail however big or small.
SECURE BUSINESS STORAGE
We’ll take care of everything.
We’ve got our own purpose-built storage space, with 24-hour CCTV, it’s fully insured and protected against fire by state-of-the-art detection and alarm systems.
Our storage containers hold approximately 250 cubic feet, which we professionally pack to ensure all capacity is utilised to the maximum to save on cost.
We offer storage on a short-term or long-term basis, so it might be that you’re having a refurbishment and need somewhere to put everything while work is being carried out, or you could be downsizing and have no idea where you’re going to put the Christmas tree and the exhibition stands. We also offer storage solutions specifically for archiving.
Your items will be catalogued electronically to make sure that they can be accessed quickly and easily.
Our storage facility is perfect for:
Exhibition and trade show storage.
Shows on tour.
Items which get used seasonally e.g. Christmas decorations and displays.
Archiving confidential documents.
Printed marketing collateral.
Promotional merchandise stock.
Display stands, clothing racks.
Unused office equipment e.g. desk, board table, whiteboards - you’re not quite sure if you’ll need or you might be planning to open another location these would be perfect for.
New furniture awaiting installation, whilst works are being undertaken.
We’ll work with you to create a complete inventory of all items put into storage.
Can you provide a rough estimate or a quote over the telephone?We offer a free-of-charge survey which means we can provide you with a fixed-price quotation. By physically visiting the site we can carry out an accurate assessment of the premises, for example; the size of lifts, access to the building, parking restrictions etc., this then enables us to pre-empt and take into consideration any potential challenges or special requirements that could be involved, to avoid additional unanticipated costs further down the line. Every move we carry out is different, by carrying out an in-person assessment, we can better understand your specific requirements and provide the set of services that you need, such as packing, dismantling of furniture, IT migration, and space planning to name just a few.
How much notice do we need to give?It’s never too soon to contact us, we’d recommend you involve us at the very beginning of a project. This will allow you plenty of time not just to execute the project, but to make sure all the planning is in place and decisions are made on time. You may also find that we can offer you other valuable services such as refurbishments, fit-outs, space planning and new furniture, or even dilapidation works if you are at the end of your lease that you haven’t yet considered as part of the moving process. Please be assured we will always try to accommodate you, as we know from vast experience, it’s not always that easy or straightforward and a lot of our clients have moves and property-based projects landed on them last minute… We will always do our best to provide you with the best possible solution.
Are you able to carry out moves at the weekend or out of hours and would this involve an additional cost?Yes, we can definitely fit your brief, and yes there would be an uplift in cost for out-of-hours removal services. We are a National Living Wage employer and pride ourselves on reminding the team that they’re part of the Russell Fewins success story. Most of the team have been with us for the 25 years we have been in operation and we believe in remunerating them fairly.
Can you assist with our packing and unpacking?Of course, we supply specialist crates for both your IT and filing, often carrying out sequential packing and unpacking for our clients. We have a team on board who can also decommission and recommission your IT hardware.
Is there an additional cost for insurance?Regular liability insurance is included in your quotation, this covers you for the condition of the goods today (on the date of relocation), please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. Our Landlord has requested we return the office space to the pre-occupation condition, is this something you can assist with? Yes, we provide a comprehensive dilapidation service.
We are looking to fit out our new office space, is this something you could help us with?Absolutely! We can assist you with all services, fit-out, refurbishment, space planning and furniture supply. We can even remove your existing furniture and re-use or recycle it, we ensure no recyclable items go into landfill. Take a look at all the services we offer.
Do you carry out risk assessments?Our surveyors are trained in risk management and whilst undertaking your relocation survey will also be making detailed notes on potential risks and hazards. We will be able to offer you a complimentary office move Risk Assessment and Method Statement for all works that we undertake.
Do you offer storage?We have our own secure storage depot and can coordinate safe storage solutions for your project. Our warehouse storage facilities are CCTV monitored 24 hours a day and protected against fire by detection and alarm systems.
What professional accreditations does Russell Fewins have?There are several relevant accreditations that are important to look for when deciding on a relocation company. For your peace of mind, Russell Fewins Ltd is a member of the BAR (British Association of Removers) Commercial Movers Group (in fact we were awarded Commercial Mover of the Year 2023 by the BAR). We are also Safe Contractor Approved, hold BS8522 Quality Assured Certification for Commercial Movers and are ISO 9001-2000 accredited.
“Russell-Fewins were recommended to us by a supplier, and I can see why! From the initial assessment and quote being arranged swiftly and accurately, to the brilliance of Neil and his team of movers on the two days we relocated offices in London, as well as the post-move customer service – everything was handled in a professional, friendly manner and we were very happy with how it all went. We’re also using them for storage of some items and that was handled well too. I can’t recommend Russell-Fewins enough!“
Mount Media Online Ltd
“Thank you for a seamless move experience. I can’t speak highly enough of the team. Excellent service from the first meeting to the final move.”
Evans Randall Investors
“Russell-Fewins make office moves as stress and pain-free as possible. They have a great team who look after you through the whole process.”
The Kenneth Branagh Company