Case study: Westminster Kingsway college - New campus


Relocation of office furniture • Packing and unpacking of files • Project management • De- and Recommissioning desktop computers • Movement of specialist equipment

The client

Westminster Kingsway College is a further education college in London with Centres in Camden and Westminster offering academic and vocational courses at all levels, including adult learners, such as BTECs, A-Levels, Apprenticeships, Foundation Degrees, Access to HE and short courses. The College provides the latest facilities and study techniques and has a 100 year history of training.

Facilities at the college include three restaurants, 14 kitchens and food preparation areas, demonstration theatres and food development kitchens supported by a sophisticated Virtual Learning Environment.

The requirements

Westminster Kingsway College consolidated from four sites into a new Campus in Kings Cross.

The solution

Because of the intricacies involved in the relocation, Pickfords had a Move Manager on site in order to coordinate the relocation. The move included the decommissioning and Recommissioning of over 300 desktop computers relocation of office furniture, the packing and unpacking of files together with the movement of specialist equipment.

The result

Andy Wilson, Principal of Westminster Kingsway College, said:

"We had a once in a lifetime opportunity to create, from a blank piece of paper, the College in which we had always wanted to teach, a building that acts as a magnet and draws people in from the outside, inviting them to be part of the learning experience we provide. We are proud we can also now provide a brand-new Further Education facility which matches these aspirations."

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