Oxford Policy Management (OPM) are committed to helping low and middle-income countries achieve growth and reduce poverty and disadvantage through public policy reform.
To clear a three 3 storey commercial building of office furniture and equipment using stairs only. In addition to furniture, there was IT, fridges, dishwashers, used paper, cardboard, folders and everything else associated to a 100-person office. Access was tight due to its location so vehicles had to be brought in one at a time. The real challenge OPM set us though, was the reuse of all the assets and how best to ensure charity and well deserving causes benefit. They wanted a solution which better reflected their own values of caring for people and planet.
We deployed SMART CLEAR! Smart Clear means every marketable asset we clear, is cataloged on our bespoke secure portal accessible by userid and password only. Assets cleared are then marketed online and when sold the portal is automatically updated with the sale price achieved and a fixed percentage is returned to the client. Items which the client wishes to donate are tagged and donated, on their behalf, as part of the logistics we put in place. A local not-for-profit organisation were the lucky recipients of desks and chairs donated by OPM.
The project itself took 4 days to complete with a small crew of dedicated removal and clearance experts. We ensured the building was thoroughly cleared including sweeping each floor clean and taking all the rubbish with us.
The clearance was completed on schedule with minimal disruption to OPM’s business of providing critical research and policy knowledge management. The process of sustainably reusing and recycling their used office furniture and equipment has started and our aim of reusing/recycling over 95% of everything cleared is very achievable.
Working on site was a pleasure thanks to the team at OPM, led by Rachel Thornley, who were very helpful throughout the 4 days and made us feel very welcome. A good working relationship where communication and targets are clear is essential to delivering any project we undertake successfully.
“You’ve done a great job which appears to have been done with ease. Please do pass on my thanks to your friendly, polite, professional and hardworking team. They are a real credit to you and your company.“
Amanda Cooper – OPM