InnerSpace™ mobile shelving is the answer
Allied Irish Bank (GB), a division of the AIB Group (UK) Plc provides retail and commercial banking services in over 47 locations throughout Great Britain, 31 of which are full branches with expansive client bases. Creed-Miles, the Surrey based contract furniture specialists, were called in by Allied Irish Bank (GB) to provide a cost effective storage solution and looked at the benefits that Bisleys award winning InnerSpace™ mobile shelving system had to offer.
InnerSpace™ proved such a successful filing solution for the bank’s needs, it was adopted as part of the new design for all of its retail and commercial Allied Irish Bank (GB) branches. During the last two years InnerSpace™ mobile shelving has been installed at the recently refurbished Mayfair, Northampton, Hampstead and Birmingham Temple Row locations. The design, colour and style of InnerSpace™ has meant that the systems have been installed in public facing front offices in all of the branches, making it easier for staff to access files quickly when needed.When for operational reasons the Allied Irish Bank (GB)’s Property and Facilities Management team were called upon to accommodate a linear kilometre of filing within its head office building in Uxbridge, equivalent storage space to that provided by 455 traditional filing cabinets, Bisley’s InnerSpace™ mobile shelving provided the obvious solution. One InnerSpace™ mobile shelving system, ten metres in length and six metres in depth, increased the capacity of existing storage areas by 100%. By not resorting to a repeat of the original traditional storage system and opting instead for InnerSpace™ saved 50% in capital spend. Plus, the extra rented storage space was no longer necessary, which created even more savings.The other main requirement for the storage system was security. All InnerSpace™ bays are lockable ensuring 100% document safety which is vital for the confidential files stored by financial institutions. Creed-Miles comments “Bisley’s InnerSpace™ mobile shelving was the perfect solution. It enabled branches to cope with the high-density archiving of files efficiently and easily, which was a particular problem for the smaller branches. The vast amount of storage absorbed by InnerSpace™ saved a lot of unnecessary spend. Another important aspect of InnerSpace is the fact that existing filing can be relocated easily if and when required meeting another requirement of Allied Irish Bank(GB) ”