London & South East Premier Construction

Spence: Family-owned, nationally respected

Spence Refit
Written by Roma Publications

Spence Refit

Spence is a family-owned construction, civil engineering and property services company which takes great pride in providing outstanding quality to clients throughout the UK.

The company is still independently run, having been founded in 1973 by Robert Spence. The Spence family has carried on the original traditions and ethos, whilst remaining a key part of a successfully growing business providing a range of outstanding projects in rail and commercial property.

Spence’s open, honest approach to business has led clients to establish and build long-term relationships with them. Clients also recognise the company’s determination to always provide work of the highest quality and craftsmanship – on budget and on time, without ever compromising on safety.

These values have stood Spence, their clients and suppliers, in good stead for almost 40 years. The company’s culture of treating everyone as they would like to be treated themselves has encouraged the growth of those relationships, the business and the development of their staff.

Above all else, as one of the foremost specialists in design, construction services, civil engineering and building services, Spence’s vision is to always to make the safety of staff, clients, suppliers and users of their buildings a personal priority and work responsibly.

Spence understand clients’ needs by implementing previous experience and knowledge, listening to clients’ issues and providing innovative solutions and detailed cost-benefits analysis.

The company is able to provide the right solutions for clients by: utilising their own in-house engineering, architectural, mechanical and electrical capabilities; providing expert project management teams and having a dedicated in-house skilled workforce as well as their own trusted team of sub-contractors and suppliers for specialist requirements

As a family-run company, Spence always clearly recognise and actively promote diversity in the workplace. As an organisation, they aim to grow intelligently through making the right business decisions for staff, partners and clients.

The company is a considerate neighbour when going about their business. Their team is expected to engage with clients, stakeholders and the local communities in which they operate, not only with respect, but also to keep everyone fully informed of all issues which might affect them.

Spence operate a management system that complies with the following standards in providing the mechanisms to measure, record and continually improve performance in quality, safety and the environment: BS EN ISO 9001: 2008; BS EN ISO 14001: 2004; OHSAS 18001: 2007; Principal Contractor License with Network Rail, and Network Rail Link Up Approval.

Ethics and sustainability are not just words to Spence. They are the backbone to the very way the company conduct themselves and their business. Their aim is to always have a positive impact on staff, clients and all the communities that they are involved with in their work.

Spence’s strong values are the foundation of everything they do, and not only help them deliver the very best to clients, but form the basis of instilling leadership in their team and integrity in the way they operate.

In addition to constantly providing the very best for clients, the company’s key areas of corporate responsibility lie in:

Health and safety – Spence aim to maintain one of the best health and safety records in the industry. This is the core objective when they train staff, develop risk assessments and improve cultural behaviour.

Sustainability – whilst Spence always aim to create commercial success for clients, they are always aware of their responsibility to communities and the environment and strive to preserve resources, recycle materials and create more opportunities for everyone they are involved with.

Regeneration – The company is proud of the way their projects have delivered benefits to the environment and how their construction solutions always consider the long-term impact on local communities.

For more information, please visit:

About the author

Roma Publications

Leave a Comment