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Amec Foster Wheeler - Concept4
Amec Foster Wheeler

Project brief

Concept4 were appointed to undertake the strategic planning and relocation of 450 business critical staff including technology from central Reading to UK HQ at Shinfield Park in a single weekend.

  • Sector: Engineering & construction
  • Project value: £40,000
  • Timeframe: 48 hours
  • Location: Reading


  • Office moves & relocations


Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex infrastructure assets across the energy industry and related sectors worldwide. It has a strong presence across the oil & gas sector as well as clean energy, environment and infrastructure, power generation and mining.


Office moves & relocations

Concept4 were appointed to undertake large office moves on behalf of Foster Wheeler including departmental moves from ancillary buildings into main office and high profile international relocation projects.


Executive relocation from Switzerland

Concept4 were responsible for relocation of executive team from Geneva into Shinfield Park, Reading.

Following initial site survey to review building access routes and vehicle parking for loading furniture and storage, we devised programme to include packing and securing executive storage and furniture for transportation to UK.

The CEO required office items to be installed in Reading prior to arrival of main container. The programme was completed on time and with no unplanned disruption.


Project case study

We were appointed to undertake the full relocation moves from Abbey Gardens in central Reading into main building at Shinfield Park. The relocation of 450 engineering and technical staff included Foster Wheeler’s major client from Middle East who were co-located with project teams.

We were responsible for planning, communication and logistical support for very large office relocation concentrated over just one weekend based on 24-hour working including IT decom & recom. The move was completed on time with no business disruption to mission critical projects.

“This move received great praise from the Chief Financial Officer, the resident client and our management team. Not only did your team complete the move on time, it really did not look like we had just moved 450 people. Everyone was up and running first thing on Monday morning and that was exactly what was promised. I must say that your team do stand out for being polite, helpful and courteous – this reason alone makes my team want to use you again”

Derek Stevenson, Facilities Manager – Operations, Foster Wheeler Energy

“I wanted to pass on my thanks for the first class service your team provided to our colleagues moving from Abbey Gardens to our Shinfield location. The fact that project work was entirely uninterrupted was remarked upon by a number of our leaders, the seamless move your team orchestrated has enabled key work to stay ‘on track’”

Director of HR, Foster Wheeler Energy

“A quick word of congratulations. A perfect move. I never thought you would do it with such a tight time constraint and everything working. Well done!”

Senior Manager, Foster Wheeler Energy