REL appointed for £2m school contract

HCharter School 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.

REL flies high with new contract win

Harlow CollegeREL 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.

Spotlight on – Steve Jamieson, REL’s technical manager


Describe your career so far.
I've been working in the M&E sector for more than 30 years. I started as a technician apprentice at Matthew Hall Mechanical & Electrical Engineers Ltd in 1983, through to project engineer until the dreaded recession in 1991.

Case study: Woodford County High School for Girls

MEP-RenderinREL 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.

The brief
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 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.

REL Electrical rebrands to REL Building Services

Harlow CollegeREL 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 completes £1.76m office project

AbacusHouseREL 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 completes electrical project at £35m mixed-use scheme

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 serves up new dining areas at intu Lakeside

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.

New apprentice joins REL

New-ApprenticeWe'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.

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.

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