Tesco Stores Ltd

  • Clearances
  • Move Management
  • Giving back project
  • IT
  • Relocation
  • Interiors
  • Remanufacturing

Client requirements

Tesco Stores required a service partner to provide a professional move management, workplace renovation, furniture installation and relocation service covering Tesco Stores main offices in Hertfordshire and regions, this also incorporated Tesco Bank offices nationwide as well as call centres in Cardiff and Dundee.

Service solution

Premier Workplace Services has been working in partnership with Tesco Stores since the late 1990s and provides the UK’s leading grocery retailer with a completely integrated service covering move management, move logistics, interior refurbishment, IT and telecoms relocation works, sustainable clearances and office furniture remanufacturing.  

Integrating services from Premier Moves, Premier Interiors, Premier IT Systems and Premier Sustain, Premier Workplace Services have achieved successful delivery of many UK-wide projects for Tesco Stores Ltd.

The largest project so far has been the installation of Head Office teams to Welwyn Garden City in 2015-16, following the removal and clearance from Tesco’s previous Head Office in Cheshunt. This involved refurbishing the Welwyn Garden City workplace then moving furniture, IT and AV covering over 6,300 positions for over 5,300 staff from across 45 different departments. Through remanufacturing existing furniture, Tesco Stores saved £315k (approx. £200 per position). In excess of 100 tonnes of CO2 (e) were saved in total.

Other Tesco Stores Projects undertaken by Premier Workplace Services have included the Head Office in Edinburgh for 600 personnel, Tesco Banking call centre in Glasgow employing 1400 personnel, a call centre for Tesco Insurance in Newcastle employing 1200 staff and Tesco’s Stores call centres in Dundee and Cardiff.

For each project, Premier Workplace Services have liaised with the relevant Tesco teams, providing management of all works, removals, installation of furniture (remanufacturing where possible), IT and AV equipment and the relocation of all personnel into each building.

The Premier Sustain division has successfully diverted waste items from landfill, reusing and remanufacturing where possible, then donating unwanted items to charity through The Giving Back Project.


Client feedback

Premier and Tesco’s have worked in successful partnership for nearly 20 years, prices are market tested regularly and Premier always works to introduce innovation 

Premier Workplace Services has received numerous ‘Values Awards’ in recognition of their work for Tesco Stores and has established and built a dynamic relationship to support Tesco Stores’ ongoing moves and interiors projects.

The Tesco Facilities team has driven forward their vision of improving their office environments, using all divisions of Premier Workplace Services to ensure successful delivery of these improved standards. Feedback from the Tesco teams has been extremely positive across all projects, with staff delighted with their new working environments.

In 2016 Premier Workplace Services and Tesco team were finalists in the PFM Awards for Partners in Expert Services, in 2012 these team won a PFM Awards for Partners in Workplace Change. 

“Working with Premier on this project has once again proved a successful partnership. Not only have they have achieved a modern, contemporary look for our Property Team, but by giving us an environmentally friendly option we have made considerable financial and sustainable savings”.

Andrew Neale, Head of Facilities at Tesco

Services provided

  • Project & move management, liaison with Tesco Property team and delivery of works while maintaining business as usual for Tesco Stores employees
  • Space planning to incorporate meeting rooms and breakout areas
  • Sustainable remanufacturing of existing office furniture
  • Interior refurbishments including painting, flooring, lighting
  • Mechanical and electrical works
  • Secure office and IT packing and moves
  • IT & telecoms disconnection, reconnection and patching works.
  • Sustainable clearance, diverting waste from landfill and donating unwanted items to charity

Case study: A dynamic office refurbishment programme for Tesco

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