Case Studies - Rockefeller Group Business Centers




Rockefeller Group Business Centers (RGBC) subleases office space to individual businesses; when they decided to renovate two floors at 45 Rockefeller Plaza, they contracted the Meehan Group to provide move management services to their clients. The project consisted of relocating 41 different businesses (approximately 130 people), from a total of individual 72 offices, to four swing spaces (six floors) within Rockefeller Plaza. Items that moved included all office furniture, office contents, file cabinets and contents, select artwork, desktop technology and servers, conference room furniture, service/supply center, and some pantry appliances. The move took place over one weekend, from October 14-17, 2011. The buildings affected included:

From Location:
45 Rockefeller Plaza: Approximately 72 Offices from Floors 20 and 21

To Locations:
1 Rockefeller Plaza: Approximately 35 Offices to Floors 23 and 25
600 5th Avenue: Approximately 11 Offices to Floor 12
1270 Avenue of the Americas: Approximately 12 Offices to Floors 6 and 18
10 Rockefeller Plaza: Approximately 4 Offices to Floor 9

This project was notably different than a typical office move because of the nature of RGBC's business. Although we were working for RGBC, we were interfacing with 41 different companies – each with their own needs and concerns regarding their personal furniture/artwork and technology requirements. We were responsible for all space planning at the direction of each client in addition to outfitting vacant offices with furniture for RGBC. Accordingly, our team produced office configuration drawings for every location and developed a tagging strategy to ensure that all furniture was placed properly within each office. Challenges also included time constraints imposed by the renovation schedule and the logistical considerations associated with the loading dock at Rockefeller Center. Thorough strategic planning and a controlled implementation of the move plan contributed to making this project a complete success.

Project Director: Ryan Meehan
Project Managers: Mark Peters, Karen Rola, and Jeffrey Cox