Laboratory relocation specialist, Andrew Porter Limited, has completed the relocation of South East Water to its new purpose built water testing facility and offices in Hampshire.
The move of the full water testing laboratory was carried out in two stages, including four weekend blocks, to minimise downtime and ensure the company could continue to operate uninterrupted.
Specially-trained crews from Andrew Porter Limited, based in Lancashire, relocated 10,000 cubic feet of items from South East Water’s previous location, five miles away.
Sales director of Andrew Porter Limited, John Best, commented: “Our laboratory moves in particular require extremely specialist planning and handling, in order that sensitive instruments are kept safe and the integrity of data and research is maintained at all times.
“We work closely with our clients throughout all relocations and this was an example of how we are able to flexibly adapt the move schedule to accommodate the needs of the client, which will have been discussed in detail for in our pre-move project planning meetings.”
Among the items relocated were laboratory instrumentation including mass spectrometers, peripheral equipment, archive files and data and various items of furniture.
Will Finlay, laboratory project manager at South East Water, said: “We were delighted with the professionalism and attention to detail shown by the Andrew Porter Limited management and crews throughout the project. The move was planned with the efficiency of a military operation and all the team were a pleasure to work with.
“They were mindful of our business needs and ensured the care of our property and premises as a top priority.”
South East Water manages drinking water for more than 2 million customers in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. Its laboratory carries out more than half a million tests every year on water samples to check for more than 100 substances as well as to analyse the taste and appearance of water supplies.
Andrew Porter Limited carries out specialist laboratory relocation services for customers worldwide, including some of the global corporations.