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What Is Facilities Change Management?


Businesses are set to come across the term ‘facilities change management’ more and more thanks to a Blackburn-based management consultancy company.

FBX Solutions help small-medium sized businesses in the manufacturing and logistics industries get the maximum value out of their facilities through facilities change management.

But what does the term mean?

In a nutshell, facilities change management is the management of the processes a company goes through when changing facilities. This could mean anything from restructuring and downsizing to expansion and relocation.

But executing such changes can be a tough task, with the stress involved enormous. It can involve a huge amount of planning and logistics and can cost a lot of money too, plus companies may not have the manpower or expertise to put an experienced in-house team in place to manage the whole process.

And this is where FBX come in. They can manage the whole complex process for whatever changes a company need to make from start to finish, meaning the whole process will run as seamless as possible to ensure minimal disruption to production.

The engagement from FBX starts at the outset with a consultation with senior management to understand their strategic objectives and how the current facilities will need to change over time.

They look at everything from the size of the space and how the business utilises that space, to the number of staff they have, and how efficient the company runs to identify what they need for the future to get the maximum value out of their facilities. Once a feasibility study has had board approval, FBX manages the entire facilities change process to a successful conclusion.

Frank Blahuta, Managing Director of FBX, said: “We are seeing more and more companies interested in our relocation service due to its uniqueness. A complete relocation is a massive project and we do everything from the assessment of available properties and applying for planning permission to sourcing architects, construction companies and, ultimately, the management of the dilapidation process for your old premises.

“Then once finished, we accept the building on behalf of the client and can hand the keys over to them when they are ready to move in, or plan and execute the physical relocation on their behalf.”

The company is currently working on a relocation for a South East based client. FBX were asked to project manage the construction of a 45 sq ft manufacturing facility and, after reviewing several existing locations, they recommended to the client that they design and build a brand-new purpose-built facility. The project is on target to be ready next February.

If you are thinking of growing or relocating your business either now or in the longer term, contact 01254 832582 or visit to see what support FBX Solutions can provide for you.

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