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.

The REL team has been recognised for delivering the electrical works for an £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.

Appointed by Kershaw Mechanical Services, REL was responsible for all the electrical services in the new 3,800 sq m extension, including a new substation, lighting, power, security systems such as CCTV, data installation, access and intruder control, and supplying and fitting 109 solar modules on the roof.

Toby Buckley, REL's managing director said: "This is another great achievement for our team, which underlines our expertise in the education sector and strong relationship with Kier Construction.

"We're really proud that the standard of our work has been recognised with a place in the final of our industry's most high-profile awards and against such strong competition."

The awards are judged by an independent panel of experts representing the UK electrical sector and the whole process is moderated by the editor of Electrical Times. The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner taking place on 26th October 2017 at London's Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.

REL's expertise in the education sector has seen it pick up a string of contracts for schools and colleges in the South East with 15 completed in the last three years. Woodford County High School for Girls is one of three projects REL has worked on with Kier Construction in London this year.

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