REL wins new school contract in London

REL Building Services has won a contract to design and install electrical services for a new secondary school in London.

Due to open in September 2019, Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls will accommodate 1,200 new pupils in eight forms up to sixth form. There will be 29 classrooms, ten science laboratories, eight ICT suites, and specialist classrooms for art, music and drama. Additional facilities include a four-court sports hall and a new dance studio.

To ensure that all the building services are coordinated in the new school, REL has used BIM Level 2 to develop the design, which includes a mains power distribution unit, lighting, data cabling, fire alarms, CCTV, and access. The main contractor is Kier and Kershaw Mechanical Services appointed REL.

Toby Buckley, managing director of REL, said, “This is the second school contract we have won with Kier and Kershaw Mechanical Services within the last four months. We’re also working with the teams to install electrical services for the new Charter School in East Dulwich. This is a similar project, which will result in a very impressive new school featuring the latest technology and a raft of new facilities.”

Clive Watson, contracts manager at Kier, added, “We’re pleased to be working with REL again to help construct another new school in London. The team has extensive experience and technical knowledge of the education sector, which combined with the skills of Kershaw Mechanical Services, will deliver a highly efficient and cost-effective M&E solution.”

REL is expected to be on site for 11 months and complete the electrical installation by August 2019.

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