Woodford County
High School for Girls

REL delivered the electrical works for the £11.5m expansion of Woodford County High School for Girls Essex.
  • The challenge:

    Built by Kier Construction, the extension includes 13 science laboratories, computing and classroom facilities, and a roof terrace.

    Spanning 12 months, the project was completed within budget and on time ready for the school to open to students in September 2017.

  • Project summary:

    • Installation of all 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 
    • Supply and installation of 109 solar modules on the roof
    • Use of BIM to co-ordinate the installation more effectively, ensuring all the electrical works were seamlessly delivered alongside the structural and mechanical elements 
    • Sourcing of hardwired lighting controls suitable for an exposed conduit system


  • Kershaw Mechanical

Main Contractor:

  • Kier Construction


  • Hawkins Brown
  • £1.5m

“REL is an incredibly proactive, knowledgeable and competent contractor. Its technical, design and installation teams have an exceptional level of specialist knowledge which added significant value to the Woodford County High School project. “We were also impressed by the way the team took personal pride in their work, ensuring that all works were carried out with the utmost quality and care. Furthermore, REL worked co-operatively and collaboratively with us as the principal contractor always ensuring our programme deadlines were met. “We wouldn’t hesitate to work with REL again.”
Gemma Rees, Project Manager at Kier Construction

Featured Projects