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.
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.
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.
Strengthening its reputation in the education sector, REL has been appointed to deliver electrical services for a new school in Ilford near East London.
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.
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.
Sean Corcoran, an REL electrician who joined the firm as an apprentice aged 16, has been promoted to Operations Manager.
REL has been tipped for a top title at the H&V News Awards 2017, which celebrate excellence and the highest achievements in the building services industry.
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.
REL has completed the electrical works for a new £12m recycling and waste collection depot in London.
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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.
Willmott Dixon Construction has selected REL Electrical to deliver a £1.1m M&E contract as part of a £7.75m project, which will transform an historic town hall into a museum and art gallery.
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.
It’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.