McDermott Associates
Case Studies break line

Corporate HQ Canary Wharf

8500 persons


Undertake fast-track survey of records of 8500 staff in 20 buildings

Devise essential structure of classification system

Advise on generic storage tender and selection of product

Assist in house team to achieve agreed targets


Carried out physical survey(31 kilometres of records), analysed data and produced recommendations (4 month programme)

Presented report and solutions to project team - approved by CEO

Carried out pilot studies to beta test classification proposal

Drew up generic storage specifications - quantity of cabinets required hugely reduced and need for rolling racking eliminated

Assisted in roll-out of classification system


Extensive savings in cabinet cost avoidance

Better quality space (more breakout areas, informal meeting areas) achieved throughout building

Extensive progress towards full electronic document system achieved