Project Profile: World’s Largest Satellite Telecommunications Provider

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Office  Relocation  Project  Decommissions  850,000  sq  ft  and  Moves  550  Employees  in  Three  Weeks
 

The Challenge

The world’s leading provider of satellite services decided to expand and relocate its U.S. headquarters to a state of the art 1.4 million square foot facility in Washington, D.C. Suddath Workplace Solutions and commercial real estate management firm, CBRE, were there every step of the way to manage the complex relocation, surplus furniture removal and space decommission.

Initially the office move and 850,000 square foot space decommission was planned to occur over a six week period, however due to unforeseen changes, the timeline was reduced to three weeks. More than 550 employees were relocated and 200 truckloads of surplus furniture and equipment were removed for liquidation, recycling and disposal during the compressed timeline. Suddath and CBRE were able to complete the project on time and on budget.
 

The Solution

Suddath Workplace Solutions knows that at the end of many business relocations there can be significant surplus furniture, technology equipment and miscellaneous refuse. Many times companies forget to proactively plan this aspect of their relocation. With guidance from Suddath and CBRE, this massive space decommission, cleaning and turnover was well planned and managed smoothly.
 

The Icing on the Cake

By planning early, Suddath and CBRE were able to save the client money by minimizing the amount of goods disposed. In fact, the client was able to offset some of the removal labor with liquidation proceeds and recycle refunds which reduced landfill usage by 35 percent.

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Location

Washington,D.C.

Key Services

  • Office moving
  • Surplus furniture and equipment disassembly and removal
  • Furniture liquidation and brokerage
  • Space decommission, cleaning and turnover assistance

The Facts

  • 550 employees relocated
  • 600 desktop computers disconnected, relocated, reconnected and tested
  • 200 workstations brokered, sold and recycled; proceeds credited to offset removal cost
  • 200 truckloads of surplus office furniture and equipment disassembled and removed
  • 35% Reduction in landfill usage and disposal cost via recycling service and liquidation