november 2018

Minimising disruption and maximising ‘business as usual’ for the Royal London Group

ME Construction is close to completing an ‘office fit out’ project at offices belonging to the Royal London Group and situated close to Green Park, in London’s West End.

ME Construction is close to completing an ‘office fit out’ project at offices belonging to the Royal London Group and situated close to Green Park, in London’s West End.

In addition to the mechanical and electric work that is to be expected in such a project – including updating the lighting - the work has also involved removing and replacing ceilings and floors. The project has also involved refitting and updating the men’s, women’s, the disabled persons’ toilets, along with carrying out a number of aesthetic improvements to the common parts of the offices.

Russell Aplin, ME Construction’s project manager responsible for the work, said, “The building containing these offices appears to be some 25 years old. So this work is part of the general regular maintenance and updating that needs to go on in order for commercial property to continue to meet the standards expected of modern office working conditions.

“The project has been both challenging and interesting,” Russell commented. “It’s been one of those projects which needed to be completed with the minimum of fuss and disruption to the clients’ daily business lives.”

Currently managing some £83.1bn on behalf of its customers, The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society (better known as Royal London Group) was founded in 1861 by Joseph Degge and Joseph Ridge, in London. They established it as a friendly society dedicated to serving the interest of its members and securing their financial security. Becoming a mutual life insurance company in 1908, the company has grown to become one of the UK’s largest mutual life and pensions companies, with some 4m customers. 

Some elements of the modern business are older than the primary brand. For example, Royal Liver Assurance was founded in 1850, while the Irish business now branded as Caledonian Life dates to 1824, and represents the Caledonian Insurance Company founded in Edinburgh in 1805.

The Royal London Group now offers products and services including life insurance, pensions, savings products, investment products, property/casualty insurance, credit insurance, and investment management, under brands including Royal London Asset Management, Scottish Life, and Bright Grey.