The Brief

Channel 4 is a publicly owned, commercially funded, public service broadcaster. Its remit is to provide innovative, experimental and distinctive programming. Channel 4 works across television, film and digital media to deliver some of the most captivating television on air today.

Channel 4 needed to refurbish its London HQ and then relocate 1,300 members of staff into it while making sure there was no downtime.

The Solution

Active initiated pre-planning and communication meetings to ensure all parties were completely happy with relocation and phased migration. Work was carried out over weekends and through the evenings to ensure no downtime occurred. Before the move, Active fitted the office with new furniture and installed extensive building protection. As part of managing the move, Active supplied crate and material hire, decommissioned and recommissioned IT, printers and telephones, thoroughly cleaned Channel 4's IT equipment and packed and unpacked bulk filing systems. Active also provided pre- and post-relocation support throughout.

The year-long refurbishment and relocation operation was a complete success, winning praise – and repeat custom – from the client.

In their own words:

“I really appreciate your hard work on this project. There was a huge amount to achieve in a relatively short period of time and we couldn't have done it without you."

— Facilities Manager, Channel 4

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"On behalf of everyone at Chiltern, I would like to thank you and your team for a truly professional office move last week. Mike and I have visited Merlin House today to hand back our keys to our previous landlord and the offices upstairs were beyond expectation of cleanliness. This made our handover extremely easy so please pass on our thanks to Darren and his team for this great effort. We now look forward to our lovely storage wall next week which will finish off the move perfectly."

- Chiltern Consultancy -

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