In June 2017 Southampton Football Club hosted one of the Summers biggest music events when Robbie Williams came to play St Mary's.

Saints Foundation is the official charity of Southampton Football Club which exists to fulfill the potential and change the lives of children, young people and adults at risk across Southampton and surrounding areas. The 'Foundation' delivers targeted programmes across six key themes: Youth Inclusion, Lifelong Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Education, Schools and Community plus Football and Sports Development.



The Foundations IT Education suites would be used as dressing areas for the performers, so Saints contacted CRL to arrange for the PCs to be removed, securely stored and then replaced after the concert. Although not a large number of devices were to be moved, accurate timing was essential.

The CRL project manager completed a comprehensive free  site survey of both classrooms. Speed and accuracy were the critical factors so, in addition to the usual access and safety issues, an audit was undertaken to record all port and patching details.

As the IT suites were in constant use the CRL team were given access just two days before the event. Each user was assigned an IT crate and, before dismantling the devices, the port information was checked against the site survey audit results. Once crated, the PCs were loaded on to the vehicle and removed from site to a secure location for storage.