The first stage of the relocation of the Village School in Brent went off smoothly for Head teacher, Kay Johnson and Deputy Head Russell Davey, with the support of Built Asset Consultancy, EC Harris and London specialist removals firm Alexanders Removals and Storage.
The merger of Hay Lane and Grove Park schools in Brent and the building of a new school, The Village School, aim to improve Special Educational Needs provision in the borough. The project involved relocating the school from buildings on the existing site to temporary accommodation at Kingsbury High School.
The challenge with a sensitive removal of this kind was to ensure a smooth transition from one site to another with no lost time, so The Village School could immediately function again after the temporary relocation.
Samantha Pope, Project Director for Alexanders Removals, worked closely with EC Harris and Deputy Head, Russell Davey to put in place a detailed but flexible removal plan. Mrs Pope said: “as the specialist removal company on the ground we were responsible for making it happen. The care and expertise of our people ensured that this complex move was executed with the minimum of disruption.”
The popular removal company based in Chase Road, Park Royal is proud of its record on successfully completing specialist removals such as The Village School.
“It is a real distinction to be chosen for this project,” said Alex Pope, director and founder of Alexanders Removals. “We are proud to be associated with this valuable project to improve the lives and education of the children of The Village School. We are looking forward to the next stage when we move the school to their pand new building.”
As the project involved relocating the school from existing buildings to a temporary site, it required a removal into storage for some of the equipment, where much of it is still safely stored.
“It was essential that care was taken not to mishandle or misplace the items taken into temporary storage,” said Samantha Pope. “All items are valuable to the children, from the most costly to the most modest. We have to show respect and care for all their possessions and ensure that all items are returned to the school in the same condition after storage.”
The new school is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2013 and Alexanders Removals is looking forward to moving the school from its temporary site to the excellent facilities of the brand new building.
For additional information, contact Samantha Pope on 0333 800 2323.