A CHORLEY removals firm has completed the relocation of more than half a kilometre of files and books from Bristol Central Library.
Workers from Andrew Porter Limited moved the collection which occupied a total of 5,728 metres of shelving in the archive of the city’s historic public library.
Eight staff and three vehicles from Andrew Porter Limited, based on Huyton Road, Adlington, spent four weeks carefully moving the archive from the Grade I listed building on College Green to its new home at the nearby B Bond warehouse.
The relocation presented several challenges, but the firm’s experience in library relocations ensured that the project ran smoothly.
In 2013 the firm carried out the relocation of more than 40,000 metres of books during the £50m refurbishment of Liverpool’s Central Library.
Managing director, Tim Aspey, says that experience was crucial to the effective planning of the Bristol archive move.
   
“There were many restrictions and considerations that we had to factor in and our team made what could have been a very complex move run efficiently.
“Every job is unique and this particular project took 12 months of planning and consultation,” he said

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