A Grade II listed town hall has been transformed into a museum and art gallery with the help of REL Building Services.
With investment in leisure centres growing, M&E contractors must shape up to take on the challenges presented by increasingly complex facilities. Toby Buckley, managing director of REL Building Services, shares his insights.
REL Building Services has completed the electrical works for Romford's £28m Sapphire Ice and Leisure Centre.
Constructed by Willmott Dixon for The London Borough of Havering, the facility includes an eight-lane swimming pool, fitness suite with 100 stations and a 56m x 26m ice rink with a 900-seated spectator area. Built in the heart of the town centre, it is also home to ice hockey team the London Raiders.
REL Building Services has been awarded a £2.2m electrical contract for a new school, which forms part of a multi-million-pound regeneration project in Dulwich, south London.
The Charter School East Dulwich will be located on a site previously occupied by the East Dulwich Community Hospital and accommodate up to 1,680 pupils aged 11 to 19 and more than 180 teachers and support staff. A new community health centre is also planned on the same land.
The humble ceiling may not be considered the most inspiring part of a classroom but it plays a vital role in the overall design and functionality of the space. For M&E contractors it's also an essential element of a building services solution.
REL has been selected to provide electrical services at an £11m technical skills centre, which is the first of its kind to be located at a major UK airport.
Harlow College, in partnership with London Stansted Airport, is bringing forward the two-storey facility, which will be located on land made available by the airport. It will provide specialist further education tailored to fill skills gaps in engineering, business and finance and airport-related industries such as logistics and hospitality.
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REL delivered the electrical works for the £11.5m expansion of a secondary school in Essex, which was completed in June 2017 ready for the new school year.
Built by Kier, the extension at Woodford County High School for Girls includes 13 science laboratories, computing and classroom facilities, and a roof terrace.
REL 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 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.
REL Building Services has reached the final of the Electrical Industry Awards 2018. The company is in the running to win the ‘Electrical Project of the Year’ accolade for its work at the Sapphire Ice and Leisure Centre in Romford.
A new £28m leisure centre in Romford is one of only a few in the UK to feature a floating ice rink above a competition swimming pool. Toby Buckley, Managing Director of REL Building Services discusses the facility’s complex electrical design and installation challenges.
London-based REL Building Services has announced that it is opening its first regional office to extend its services to clients operating across the East of England.
Located in Cambridge, the office will be headed up by newly appointed Stephen Laverick who joins the firm from CIE International. Stephen spent nearly 30 years with Cambridge-based CIE before it went into administration at the end of 2017. He joined as an electrical engineer and worked his way up the ranks to become operations director, responsible for managing projects across sectors including education, healthcare, and research and development.
REL Electrical has rebranded to REL Building Services to better reflect its service offer and support its plans for further expansion.
The new visual identity launches across the firm this month, including a new logo and corporate colours, which will be incorporated into a new website, marketing material, signage, van livery and workwear.
REL has handed over a £1.76m electrical project as part of the £14m refurbishment of a six-storey 64,986 sq ft commercial building located in the heart of London.
REL Electrical has completed a £1.5m electrical contract at a new £35m mixed used scheme in London.
Designed by Sheppard Robson and built by Bouygues UK for developer Linkcity, the Ebury Centre combines educational facilities and a 10-storey residential development on a site next to Ebury Bridge, London.
REL has completed an electrical project at intu Lakeside in Essex, which will improve the dining experience at nine restaurants along the Boardwalk leisure area.
Appointed by main contractor Hatmet, REL has helped to transform the outdoor seating areas for each restaurant located alongside the Alexandra Lake.
We're pleased to welcome Jake Briggs to REL who joins us as an electrical apprentice.
Sixteen-year-old Jake will be taking part in our long-established apprenticeship scheme, which has seen more than 20% of our existing employees work their way up the ranks into senior positions.
We're pleased to announce the appointment of Donna Kell as an HR consultant.
Strengthening its reputation in the education sector, REL has been appointed to deliver electrical services for a new school in Ilford near East London.