Overview

Glasgow based Speirs Gumley’s recent office relocation was slick…

BACKGROUND

Glasgow based Speirs Gumley is a forward thinking business who puts their people at the centre of everything they do As part of a continuous improvement drive, the company planned a relocation to impressive new office facilities in the Red Tree Business Suites This was an ideal opportunity to invest in the latest technology to not only ensure they continue to deliver the best service but also provide their team with a stimulating working environment

In today’s digital age, IT is fundamental, touching almost every element of business As part of the office move, Solab was a confidential advisor throughout, supporting the whole relocation project including a huge cultural shift to a paperless digital working environment Moving from a listed building with the challenges this presents to a state of the art office facility meant this project had endless factors to build into the planning to ensure a seamless and exciting next step for the business.

DELIVERY

With a desire to become a paperless digital office and having 25 years of filing cabinets for 25,000 properties, this relocation project was a huge feat from an IT perspective! But as experts in relocations and the latest digital solutions, Solab was trusted to manage the entire move at Board level. Co ordinating every touch point, Solab closely managed landlord requirements, warranties, legals , mechanical and electrical requirements, server room design, air conditioning, desk planning, equipment selection, cabling, ports, meeting rooms, audio visual requirements, internet, door entry and security systems, printers and communication lines. You name it, we managed it.

It was also vital that the new office looked amazing, therefore sourcing impressive kit was key. Solab worked closely with designers to co ordinate the right finishing touches to create an office that looks impressive.

ADDED VALUE

This was a challenging relocation and Solab was a constant support, providing guidance throughout the entire process As a direct result of compressive planning, communication and meticulous project management, the move was as seamless as possible with all employees fully operational four hours ahead of schedule, limiting the disruption for clients.

By working so closely with the Board and all contractors involved in the relocation, Solab played a huge part in creating a new and improved working environment for the team. This included sourcing streamlined equipment and implementing wireless connectivity allowing staff using using desktops or laptops to be connected to the same network at anytime Furthermore, we simplified the network and server set up, resulting in users experiencing increased network speeds, limiting downtime or slow speeds during peak office hours improving efficiency and productivity.  Vast experience, attention to detail and a hands on, personal approach made the Speirs Gumley office move seem effortless.

 

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“There is only one word to describe our recent office move. Slick.

The entire project was so well planned that the result was not only that our IT systems were lifted, shifted, redesigned and streamlined but that our teams have become much more productive. The overall experience was extremely efficient and I cannot emphasise how smooth the whole transition was, it was almost as quick as our new server!

The Solab team were fantastic at every stage, providing Speirs Gumley with a seamless move into our new home, adding to the positivity for our employees”


Lorraine McDonald, Owner, Speirs Gumley