Cronin Movers Case Study
National Library of Ireland
National Library of Ireland were seeking to relocate almost 1,000 bespoke topographical
storage units internally in Kildare Street to make room for refurbishment works. The
topographical storage units contained valuable and historic documents so an extensive
relocation plan was required to ensure that all documents were fully protected during
transportation. The Tender Reply was to reflect this attention to detail.
What was involved
Once appointed, Cronin Movers Group constructed models of the topographical storage units using marine ply. These models would house the drawers during transportation within the library. The methodology used was to remove the cabinet drawer, insert export quality bubble wrap in the drawer for protection and wrap the entire drawer in protective shrink wrap. This protected drawer was then inserted into the model for transport. The shell of the original cabinet was then protected for transport.
The original cabinets were relocated to their new home within the Library, the drawers were then relocated, unpacked and inserted back into the original cabinet. This process was repeated until all 925 topographical storage units were relocated.
The move took place over a two week period and the entire collection was successfully installed in its new home which has in turn facilitated further improvement works to take place within the National Library of Ireland.