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The Grand Hotel York’s exciting expansion is complete

The Grand Hotel York celebrate their recent £15 million expansion, finished to an exceptional standard

The Grand Hotel York celebrate their recent £15 million expansion, finished to an exceptional standard.  We at ROC MEP are proud to have delivered the full electrical services, including fire systems, CCTV, data, access control and lighting control system, for this development over the past 18 months and wish everyone involved every success with the future of the hotel.

Video courtesy of Will Stanley Film & Photography

Give us a call on 01293 649390 to find out more and see what ROC MEP can do for you. Alternatively, to see The Grand Hotel York’s full project details and our other Hospitality projects visit “Our Work” section on our website

SEXY FISH: The ROC MEP Team Brings Richard Caring’s New Restaurant to Life

With the help of ROC’s powerhouse of Electrical, Mechanical and Solutions services, West End dining and clubs tycoon Richard Caring has just opened a luxurious new Asian-styled fish restaurant and cocktail bar, with a name sure to turn heads: SEXY FISH.

sexy fish lighting

The new hot ticket in London is SEXY FISH, situated over the road from other ROC MEP projects: Berkeley Square’s Annabel’s and Mayfair’s Mark’s Club, both of which were also created by Richard Caring.

If you’ve been strolling around Mayfair sometime within the last couple of months, you may have noticed the visage of a gigantic neon shark adorned across the hoardings of a site under construction, a strange sight, even for London. Behind this bizarre image, ROC MEP’s expert team were busy installing SEXY FISH’s M&E systems.

Fittingly enough, ROC MEP has already had a hand in the service installations of a number of these exclusive hotspots, including Mayfair’s 34 Grosvenor Square, Electric House on Portobello Road and more of Mr. Caring’s restaurant locations, notably J Sheekey and the world-famous celebrity hangout The Ivy in Covent Garden. Due to the excellent relationship established during these past projects, and the highest quality of work ROC MEP has provided to Mr. Caring in the past, it is no surprise that we were chosen once more to accommodate his needs once more. This vital relationship was brought about by our friends at Arcacia Consulting, who introduced Caprice Holdings and Richard Caring to ROC MEP’s services in the first place.

On this project ROC MEP worked hand in hand with Maurice Brill Lighting Design and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to create a stunning internal atmosphere, as well as setting up gas, plumbing, heating, access control, phone lines and data cabling to support the vital booking system. All of these systems have been put through their paces since the doors of SEXY FISH opened up to the public.

ROC MEP’s Operations Director, Cahal McNicholl, said: “Working on projects such as SEXY FISH is very important to us and to be part of developments like this continues to raise our profile.” Cahal added: “At ROC MEP we always strive to deliver what the client asks for, ensuring that each job has the wow factor.”

Give us a call on 01293 649390 to find out more and see what ROC MEP can do for you by looking at our other Hospitality projects.

ROC to refurbish FT’s new home

ROC have been selected to bring their Electrical fit out services to the City of London.

new bracken house

ROC is set to start a £3.2 million Electrical CatA and CatB fit-out to the New Bracken House office building in the City of London which will become the new home of the Financial Times, almost 30 years after relocating to Southwark.

New Bracken House is situated next to St Paul’s Cathedral and work will include stripping out the building, with some portions of the floors on the wings removed to create open courtyards. External listed wings will be cleaned and refurbished and existing roof configured with a 150-metre running track for employees, encasing a glass skylight.

Cahal McNicholl, Operations Director said: “We look for forward to working with Skanska SRW on this landmark project and delivering a high quality modern office building.”

Keep checking back for further updates on the New Bracken House case study.

ROC to deliver The Post Building

Crown House engages ROC to deliver The Post Building

the post building

The Post Building is a 320,000 sq ft mixed-use redevelopment of the former Royal Mail Sorting Office at 21-31 New Oxford Street, that is being turned into new offices and retail space.  When completed, it will compromise of office space, shops, a doctor’s surgery, roof gardens and 21 apartments.

We are delighted to be continuing our ongoing relationship with Crown House Technologies and completing another exciting project in the city.

Give us a call on 01293 649390 to find out more and see what ROC can do for you. Alternatively, click here to see our other Commercial projects.

ROC set to start on London’s 60-70 St Mary’s Axe

A delicious-sounding skyscraper for ROC.

st marys axe

60- 70 St Mary Axe is under construction close to the Gherkin tower.

ROC have been lined up to undertake the shell and core along with four floors of CatA of London’s next office tower and when completed it will stand 90 metres tall, reaching 21 storeys of 26,000 square metres of office space as well as ground-floor retail and streetscape enhancements.

September 2017 is an exciting month for both Mace MEP and the ROC team, as our 13 months project worth over £3m begins.

Give us a call on 01293 649390 to find out more and see what ROC can do for you. Alternatively, click here to see our other Commercial projects.

ROC Secures Electrical Work

Camden-Lock-VillageROC appointed to deliver iconic Camden Lock Village.

ROC is pleased to announce we have been successfully awarded by Gratte Brothers the Electrical package at Camden Lock Village. The village will feature eight new buildings between three and nine storeys in height, to provide a new canal-side market building, cafes and restaurants, art-house cinema, housing (170 residential units of which 156 are private), a food quarter, flexible employment space, three public spaces and a new school and nursery.

ROC involvement starts in May 2017 to compete shell and core work of the residential block, cinema and retail complex worth a circa £900,000.

Call on 01293 649390 for more information.

Four Thousand Shining Lights: ROC and the Hilton London Bankside

For all of its claims to history, London might be the most constantly-updated city anyone could have the pleasure to walk through. New developments seem to squeeze themselves in between already-existing buildings while you weren’t looking, like a commuter elbowing their way onto the underground during the early morning rush.

Hilton London Bankside Lighting

What a breath of fresh air it is then to walk along an area as exclusive as the bankside and still see a brand new establishment with room to breathe. This rare sight is ROC’s newest hotel project: The Hilton Bankside, a moment’s walk away from The Shard and the Tate Modern gallery.

Designed over a period of two years and with a gruelling fifteen month development, ROC’s team worked hand in hand with Hilton’s own design staff to see the project to completion. ROC Operations Director Brian McCloskey was on site to manage the development from conception to completion, a task he called “one of the more rewarding projects I’ve been lucky enough to work on recently.”

Brian and the team at ROC provided the planning and installation of the usual needs of a hotel, from lighting and power installation for all rooms, to advanced data infrastructure services such as CCTV, Access Control and Intruder and Panic Alarms. However, this project demanded more than just the basics from Brian and the team.

“This is a Hilton. We knew going in that we were going to be working on something special.” Brian oversaw the installation and development of a very large interior pool and gym area, as well as a “very impressive” Presidential Suite. “Every single room required a unique approach, and on a couple of occasions we met challenges that forced us to adapt to change, which was particularly tricky because we were all on a tight deadline.”

The largest challenge faced by the team was the installation of the hotel’s centre ballroom – the 2nd largest in London’s history, adorned with twelve spectacular chandeliers, each over five metres long and 1.2 metres wide. “There are four thousand lights in those alone”, Brian is rightly proud to say. Almost bordering on the ludicrous, the ballroom also boasts four separator screens that descend from the ceiling to divide the enormous space into individual function rooms.

It sounds like an exhausting project, but Brian says the fifteen month development “went very well”, a testament to the importance of forward-planning and hiring an experienced team for the job.

As part of their continuing Hilton@Play worldwide events, the Hilton London Bankside finally celebrated its launch on the 22th of October, in a lavish yet intimate gig headlined by Pop and Soul star Jess Glynne. A hotel launch may seem an unusual occasion for a singer, but the Bankside proves itself to be worthy of such attention. Brian certainly thinks so. “I was fortunate enough to attend and the ballroom certainly shone bright that night.”

With the Hilton Bankside and Richard Caring’s newest London restaurant SEXY FISH both opening their doors last month, Brian and ROC’s other Operations Directors are already in the planning stages for the next additions to London’s eclectic landscape.

Click here to see our other Hospitality projects.

Annabel’s re-opnes its doors

With the help of ROC, Annabel’s has just reopened its doors at 46 Berkeley Square in Mayfair after its £55million make over.


Cahal McNicholl, Operations Director of ROC Electrical says: “After completing many projects for Caprice Holdings over the last decade, it was an honour to be involved in this iconic building. ROC are well known for our high end delivery in the hospitality sector and this project is another fine example of this. We hope all the members of the club enjoy, what we feel, is a spectacular development.”

Give us a call on 01293 649390 to find out more and see what ROC can do for you. Alternatively, to see Annabel’s project details and our other Hospitality projects visit “Our Work” section on our website

Crown House Technologies and ROC working on Clarges Estates

Crown House Technologies and ROC working on Clarges Estates


ROC is currently undertaking a new office project for Crown House Technologies, aiming for completion in June 2016.

With a contract value of £424,000, Operations Director Cahal McNicholl is confident that the undertaking will be complete on the proposed date and is looking forward to seeing the finished development.

The project will encompass Electrical installation to the office building’s shell and core.