REL tipped for top industry award

Ei-Awards17REL Electrical is in the running for one of the electrical industry's most respected awards.

The building services specialist is a finalist in the Project of the Year category at the Electrical Industry Awards 2017. Now in its 25th year, the awards programme brings together the entire UK electrical sector to reward and celebrate the very best in products, people, businesses and projects.

Lighting up leisure centres

Blog1706Lighting up leisure centres A state-of-the-art lighting system installed by REL is ensuring optimum performance, durability and energy efficiency at two multi-million-pound leisure complexes.

What should a main contractor expect from their M&E partner?

Blog0117What should a main contractor expect from their M&E partner?

For main contractors, a successful partnership with an M&E services provider ensures a project is delivered to the highest standard and as efficiently as possible.

To secure that partnership and provide the best possible service for your clients, here’s what you should expect from your M&E contractor:

Proud to be pegged against the biggest and the best

Waltham1b Last month saw our team attend one of our industry’s most established awards ceremonies. We were finalists at the H&V News Awards 2017, which celebrate excellence and the highest achievements in the building services industry.

With more than 1,100 people in attendance, this was an event which saw firms of all shapes and sizes from across the sector come together for a night which shone the spotlight on leading products, contractors and projects.

NAW 2017 - Why apprentices are the lifeblood of our business


As a company that’s been taking on apprentices for over 50 years, we have seen first-hand the value and the benefits.

Founded by my grandfather in 1950, REL has always recognised the need to train and support tomorrow’s tradesmen. One of the first apprentices to work for my grandfather, Arthur Fenttiman, is still working for us today after joining us 40 years ago as a trainee electrician. Not only that, but his sons Ben and Bobby have since followed in his footsteps also joining REL as apprentices.

Secret of success in the M&E market

Blog0117It’s not been easy for those operating in the M&E sector over the last few years, but there are many reasons to be positive as we look ahead into 2017.

As a business that continued to trade successfully throughout the downturn, we learnt a lot in those difficult times which has now strengthened our position in a market that’s slowly showing signs of improvement.

The Art of Concealed Electrical Infrastructure at Tate Modern

tate2-1Steve Jamieson discusses the installation of cable management within the concrete at Tate Modern’s new extension.

When Tate Modern first opened its doors at the refurbished Bankside Power Station in 2000, it became an instant icon of both architecture and the art world.

With the addition of TM2 to the south of the existing gallery, Tate has delivered another architectural icon. Designed by globally renowned architectural practice, Herzog & de Meuron, its twisted pyramid concrete structure rises 10 storeys high, matching the height of the former power station’s towers.

REL secures contract at £65m development in central London

AbacusHouseREL Electrical has secured a £1.5m electrical contract at a new £65m educational and residential scheme in central London.

Designed by Sheppard Robson and being built by Bouygues UK, the development combines educational facilities and an 11-storey residential tower on the site of the former Ebury Bridge Centre on Sutherland Street, close to Sloane Square, Pimlico and Victoria underground stations.

REL expands mechanical team

George-Yfantis REL has welcomed a new mechanical contracts manager to its team. Based at the company’s office in Bromley by Bow, London, George Yfantis brings more than 20 years’ experience to REL.

Improving energy efficiency for leisure centres


From Olympic size swimming pools with movable floors through to extreme sports areas, leisure centres are becoming significantly more advanced both in terms of technology and design. However, offering such a large number of facilities means that leisure centres must also find ways to improve energy efficiency.

Are shrinking supply chains an opportunity or threat to M&E contractors?


With clients increasingly moving away from competitive tendering, does this mean challenge or opportunity for M&E contractors?

Tenders will always have their place in construction but in recent years, poor returns and limited time, has seen a shift away from formal tender processes. Instead, we’ve seen a much greater emphasis on partnership working, with contractors using a smaller number of trusted suppliers.

REL completes £2.5m mechanical services package for ISG

AbacusHouseREL Electrical has completed a £2.5million design-and-build mechanical services package at a new leisure centre in Walthamstow, east London.

Main contractor ISG appointed REL to deliver the project at Waltham Forest Leisure Centre, a £25m facility which is one of the largest health and sports centres in London. It comprises a 25m swimming pool, learner pool, spa, gym, fitness studio, and extreme sports area, including a climbing wall as well as skateboard and BMX areas.

REL awarded £1.76m design and build contract for London office building

AbacusHouseREL Electrical has been awarded a £1.76m design and build contract for the refurbishment of a six-storey commercial building located in the heart of London.

Appointed by Kershaw Mechanical Services, REL is currently onsite at Abacus House in Gutter Lane, close to St Paul’s underground station. The team is providing electrical services throughout the 64,986 sq ft property, which is being upgraded into high-specification office space for tenants.


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