REL moves into Cambridge with new regional office
London-based REL Building Services is opening its first regional office – in Cambridge – to extend its services to clients operating across the East of England.
The office will be headed up by newly appointed Stephen Laverick who joins the firm from CIE International.
He 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.
Managing director Toby Buckley said: “The vast majority of our projects are located in London and the surrounding areas, but increasingly we are being asked to tender for work in the East of England in and around Cambridge as well as areas such as Northampton.
“Our new office will ensure we can meet the needs of these clients. Stephen brings extensive experience and importantly, vast local knowledge and contacts to our business.
“He is ideally placed to head up our new regional offer and expand our services not only in Cambridge but across the wider eastern region.”
Established in 1950, REL is a family-owned business providing mechanical and electrical packages to clients in the industrial, commercial, leisure, educational and residential sectors.
The team includes 55 people – all directly employed – offering M&E solutions at every stage, from the design and construction of schemes through to ongoing maintenance.
For the last 60 years, REL has also run a successful apprenticeship scheme which to date, has seen 90 per cent of the apprentices complete the course and stay with the company.
REL has long-standing relationships with clients including Kier Construction, Wilmott Dixon, Morgan Sindall, Bouygues UK, Balfour Beatty, Ellmer Construction and Byrne Brothers, and has been involved in several high-profile construction projects including the Shard and the transformation of the Tate Modern.
• PHOTOGRAPH: Stephen Laverick pictured outside REL’s new Cambridge office at Cambourne Business Park