Case Studies

LUPC / New Head Office


Established in 1968, London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) is a not-for-profit professional buying organisation owned by its Members, for its Members. LUPC’s membership is made up of universities and colleges of higher education in and around the capital.


The LUPC decided to utilise the Framework agreements they support to complete the task of moving offices, from Senate House to prestigious new offices in Tottenham Court Road London. This included new furniture provision, IT Solutions, AV and Media and cleaning solutions to name a few.

Following a competitive tender process LUPC chose to partner Godfrey Syrett. Advice was provided on furniture ranges, fabrics and finishes as well as providing space plans and layout drawings to help the LUPC team visualise the layout suggestions for their new offices. These layouts were amended as new ideas and concepts were explored, these services were all provided free of charge by our mobile space planning team.

Darran Whatley Senior Contracts Manager, LUPC had this to say about their experience with Godfrey Syrett 

“After our evaluation we found the response and offer provided by Godfrey Syrett was the best and therefore awarded the contract to them. We found Godfrey Syrett particularly strong in the technical merit (design and solution) and price criterion. Post contract award we found them exceedingly helpful in ensuring our contract was supplied and installed on time - only 3 weeks from the order date!
Overall, 5 months on from the original delivery and installation, we have found Godfrey Syrett have provided good quality furniture, efficient installation service, speedy delivery, excellent design and, above all, a dedicated account manager who ensured our requirements were met – even after the initial contract was completed. (We have had further requirements and Godfrey Syrett have applied the same terms and quick response, for these additional items.)
We would recommend Godfrey Syrett and Maxine Turney, our account manager, to other prospective buyers and as we are very proud of our new premises we have offered them as a reference site.
We wanted funky, bright and functional – and, of course, within budget - and that’s what we got from Godfrey Syrett.”

For further details please see here - http://static.uk-plc.net/library/london-universities-purchasing-consortium/documents/lupc-office-move---furniture.pdf