REL acquires new London office for growing team

REL Building Services has invested in a new office for its 55-strong team.

The M&E specialist has acquired a detached, self-contained building spanning a total of 4,500 sq ft in Bromley-by-Bow, East London.

Built in 1905, the historic property served as a control office for the local gasworks and was home to the London Gas Museum, which closed in the late 1990s. In 2003, it was fully refurbished and features a large roof terrace, which REL is converting into a further 1,300 sq ft of office space.

Toby Buckley, managing director of REL, said: “We’re pleased to be making this major investment in our business and preparing for growth. “The building is just a short walk away from our current site, so offered the perfect opportunity for us to gain the space we needed while staying in a convenient and accessible location.

“It’s a fantastic property which has retained many of its original Victorian features. Our fit out will provide high-quality office accommodation as well as meeting rooms ensuring an enhanced working environment for our people. It will also enable us to accommodate more team members as we seek to grow the business over the next 12 months and beyond.”

The extension and fit out is now underway with the REL team scheduled to move from its existing office in Prologis Park, Bromley-by-Bow, by spring 2022.

Established in 1950, REL has forged long-standing relationships with leading main contractors, including Willmott Dixon and ISG. Recent projects have seen REL design and install complex M&E solutions for new multi-million-pound facilities in the education, leisure, heritage, and commercial sectors.