Navigating Growth: Insights from our life sciences roundtable

22nd August 2023

Driven by the relentless pursuit of innovation, life science companies often experience intense periods of growth. We recently brought together a group from the industry to share strategies and experiences in three key areas:

– Fostering growth
– Overcoming obstacles to growth
– The rise of shared spaces and collaboration

At MovePlan, we believe in actively sharing our expertise and insight with our network. With this in mind, we wanted to share the insights from the event with some practical advice for navigating growth in the life science sector.

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Boston University’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences: a sustainable relocation project for MovePlan

16th August 2023

Boston University’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences: a sustainable relocation project for MovePlan

Boston University’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts, is a 19-storey building designed by KPMB Architects and is the most environmentally friendly building in the city.

While its exterior design has generated many of the headlines, it is its environmental credentials which will see it lead the way in building sustainability. At 350,000 square feet, it is the largest carbon-neutral building in Boston, free of fossil fuels, and relying on geothermal wells for heating and cooling. External shading and triple-glazed glass windows minimise energy consumption and the building’s electricity is matched with renewable energy generated from BU Wind, a power purchase agreement with a wind farm in South Dakota.

Relocating four faculties into one new building

MovePlan was the University’s move partner, chosen to relocate a number of disparate departments into one new building: the Faculty of Computing & Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and the Hariri Institute. With the new building seeking to place collaboration at the heart of its design, several aspects, such as whiteboard walls to encourage ideation, small gathering spaces to encourage conversations and a central atrium running the entire length of the building featuring platforms intended for group working, meant that many ways of working had to be revised.

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The MovePlan Ecosystem: creating connections for client success

14th August 2023

Collaboration is something we steadfastly believe in. We are proud of the quality of the services we offer, but we’re also well aware that the success of our projects is down to working with the right people, together.

Over the past 30 years, we have built a strong network across our industry. This ecosystem allows us to work on projects with the relevant partners and, in turn, they include us in projects where our expertise is needed.

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IFMA Facility Fusion 2023: fusing leadership and facility management

18th May 2023

Back in early April, our US West team attended IFMA Facility Fusion. The event, located this year in San Francisco, was attended by facility management professionals from 46 US states, 20 countries and represents approximately 800 companies. With huge changes in the workplace, those working in facility management are facing an ever greater responsibility to help lead employees to higher levels of performance. IFMA, which supports more than 20,000 members in 135 countries, hosts the annual event to help prepare facility managers with the right tools and networks to adapt to rapid change.

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