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New name: small change, big ambitions

ROC faviconWe are delighted to announce that the name of our company has changed from Roc Electrical Limited to ROC MEP Limited.

It may seem like a small difference, but the shift is a significant one

Our business has grown from being an electrical contractor to providing a full range of mechanical and engineering services. So, this name change reflects our capability and our ambitious, long-term strategy to become a top-tier M&E contractor in the UK and Europe.

Please note that our company number, head office address and trading history all stay the same.

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank our colleagues, partners and clients for all your ongoing support which has led to our successful evolution. ROC MEP looks forward to working with you to deliver the best solutions for your future M&E projects.

ROC MEP – Working safely through COVID-19

Director Declan Roche, explains some of the measures ROC MEP is taking throughout the pandemic to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone who works with and for ROC MEP.

On-site

Working-safely-through-COVID-19We’ve put in a wide range of health and safety measures on site and in offices. These include:

  • Providing PPE and secure snood face coverings.
  • Reducing physical interaction and enabling everyone to socially distance through signage and one-way systems.
  • Installing rapid tests and thermometers to detect and curb the spread of the virus.
  • Cleaning surfaces and equipment more frequently, and installing handwashing points and sanitisers across the site
  • Giving all site visitors a safety induction to ensure they fully understand the measures on site to protect themselves and others.

Off-site

ROC MEP staff are working and collaborating remotely wherever possible; sharing and communicating online. We’ve upgraded our hardware and software, and use the latest web-conferencing tools to hold virtual meetings with clients and partners. We’ll keep improving our connectivity and ways of interacting to work more efficiently.

Keeping flexible, responding fast, staying resilient

The COVID-19 crisis is continuously evolving, and we meet regularly so we can respond swiftly to any changes and keep everyone in our team up to date with the latest health and safety measures.

All our work is carried out in accordance with the Construction Leadership Council Safe Site Operating Procedures (SOP) which is based on Government advice.

A big thanks to all our teams, sub-contractors and clients for their efforts and patience during this difficult time.

Apprenticeship Scheme

As ROC continues to grow as a national M&E contractor, we have brought some new young talent into our apprenticeship scheme.

Our Managing Director, Declan Roche, recently sat with five of our existing apprentices with the aim to “Inspire” this new generation. In fact, it was he who came away feeling inspired by each of the apprentices, in particular by their enthusiasm and ethos. Declan believes that now is the time that the industry needs to step up in its pursuit of young talent to make it stronger.

We thought we would share a few photos of two of our year 3 apprentices, hard at work and we are excited to be a part of their continued development within the ROC UK Group.

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We are expanding!

We are pleased to welcome Sam Craft, Jeff Wood and Emma Wellman to our team here at ROC.

Sam is an experienced Mechanical Estimator who has joined our busy estimating team.

Jeff joins us as MEP Projects director with vast experience in overseeing the delivery of multiple projects concurrently cross sectors & disciplines. The business leader in Mechanical Services, HVAC & Public Health, Jeff is skilled in design and value engineering management, risk management & mitigation, commercial management, project control & programme management.

Emma has taken over from Rachael to cover the role of Office Assistant and PA, whilst Rachael is on Maternity leave. We’d love to take this opportunity to congratulate Rachael and her family on the birth of her gorgeous little girl!

Welcome all!

 

ROC secure full M&E delivery package at Park House

ROC have secured a full M&E delivery package at Park House in South Kensington – a large 1,245m2 residential building with a commercial design. Park House is a technically complex project designed and 3D Modelled for coordination needs. The design includes; sustainable Heat Rejection Reclaim systems, Ground Source Heat Pump, High Spec fire safety systems, a new Substation and Electrical Distribution, Building Automation, AV and advanced security systems.
Works to commence in September 2020.

A Healthy Body, A Healthy Mind

We at ROC have been keeping fit and active with a 14 day fitness challenge to boost morel and stay connected. We are pleased to share with you our 14th day final! Together we have achieved an outstanding 17,010 Jumping Jacks, 4410 Squats, 2016 Push Ups, 3024 Speed Skaters, 4788 Alternating Lunges, 4536 Burpees, a 95 Minute Plank and finally 95 Minutes of the Wall Sit! We are strong believers in a healthy body equals a healthy mind.

Please stay safe, alert and most of all, remain positive during these uncertain times.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Work starts onsite at Borough Yards

We’re onsite at Borough Yards – the redevelopment of the former Vinopolis premises, and surrounding arches, into a new shopping and restaurant complex around the well-known Borough Market.

ROC’s works will consist of electrical shell and core install, CAT A fit out and electrical infrastructure to 52 retail units site wide.

We are looking forward to continuing our ongoing relationship with Wates Construction.

 

ROC wins a new contract

ROC have been awarded the Edward Street Quarter Electrical Design and Build contract with lead contractor McLaren – South, to deliver both the commercial shell & core, residential shell & core and the apartment fit-out at the new Brighton development.

Once completed, the £120million development will bring 168 new apartments, 110,000 sq ft of office space and 40,000 sq ft of retail, food and leisure outlets to Brighton city centre.

We have been chosen for our proven expertise and we look forward to continuing our ongoing relationship with McLaren, following the success of recent projects: Bromley South Central and RVP Tunbridge Wells.

Take a look at our other projects we have been involved in by visiting “Our Work” or get in touch –
01293 649390 | info@rocukgroup.com

ROC runs for the Alzheimer’s Society

ROC have entered a team to take part in The Grand Brighton Half Marathon, one of the most popular races in the UK and a significant fundraising event for many worthy charities and causes. 2020 will mark 30 years of the event!

Our chosen charity this year is Alzheimer’s Society; the only UK charity funding research into the cause, treatment, care and prevention of dementia. Unit the day they find a cure, they’ll be there to support anyone affected, whoever they are, whatever they’re going through.

By joining Team Alzheimer’s Society, we will be part of the movement to help end dementia. One person develops dementia every three minutes and too many face it alone, therefore, any support will help find a cure and achieve a vision of a world without dementia.

Our aim is to run for fun, whilst raising money for such a worthy cause.  If you are able to donate any value, please click here to visit our JustGiving Page. Once donated, your money will go directly to the charity

Careers at ROC

As we grow our business, we work tirelessly at making sure we have the right people with the same ethos to make sure we deliver the same level of details and quality in the years ahead.

Please see below a list of our current vacancies:

M&E Quantity Surveyor:
We are currently expanding our commercial team, and as such, are currently seeking a mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveyor.

The role would focus on managing a mixture of London based projects and would be reporting into our London and Crawley offices. Previous QS experience in the M&E sector is a must.

Office Admin & PA:
As opportunity has arisen to join our team, providing maternity cover, starting end of February / early March. This is a real opportunity to develop within a growing company, gaining experience across all functions of the business, providing clerical and administrative support in order to drive company success.

Apprentice Scheme:
As a part of ROC’s commitment to personnel and skill development, we are always looking to add to our fantastic team of apprentices.

As an apprentice, you will work closely with our site teams, gaining valuable exposure and hands on experience, while being paid a wage and gaining your qualifications.

 

For more information about our current vacancies and other opportunities, please get in touch with our recruitment team recruitment@rocukgroup.com or call 01293 649390

We also publish our vacancies on our social media pages – connect with us to stay up to date.

Start your career with ROC today!

 

ROC are committed to equality if opportunity in all areas of its work.  All individuals applying for employment will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law, regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.