About Our

Our ethos

Through our organic growth over 33 years we have retained our close family spirit and culture, bringing a warm and friendly approach to our contracts and projects.

I am passionate about keeping the mentality and ethos of our company in line with the beliefs and values of the O’Hanlon family. As chairperson I take an active role in steering the long term future and direction of East West Connect as we continue our track record of client satisfaction and successfully completed projects, whilst further growing our company through sensible and natural expansion.

Kathleen O’Hanlon, Chairperson

We encourage and support employee training, further qualification, and internal development

Over 200 in-house staff

We work hand in hand with our clients to manage their contracts in a manner that best suits them

A friendly, non contractual approach

We hold accreditations across all building services, allowing us to fully complete works in-house

Engineering and maintenance experts

Our team

Our engineers have completed mechanical, electrical, and public health services upgrades to some of the most prestigious and complex buildings in London.

I am fortunate to have worked on some of the most challenging projects and with some of the most amazing teams. None equal the ability, enthusiasm and passion that we have at East West Connect and this is only surpassed by the drive to improve, understand, and work with our clients to continually adapt our business and approach to suit their requirements. I am lucky to do what I love with a group of great friends.

Marcus Allen, Managing Director

SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE SPECIALISTS

We use our deep knowledge of historic and modern building services to reduce energy use and increase the lifecycle of plant and systems.

BUILDING A LEGACY OF HIGH QUALITY, SUSTAINABLE SERVICES

Our experienced staff take pride and ownership in their works, creating lasting relationships with our clients and fellow contractors.

WE MANAGE OUR WORKS TO PROVIDE LONG LASTING BENEFITS

We incorporate and co-ordinate the needs of all parties on a contract to ensure that our installations meet the long-term needs of the end user.

What our clients say about us

East West Connect are proactive, engaged and solutions driven - the contractor proposals are well thought-out technically and ...
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Mark Spence
Sir Robert McAlpine
East West Connect are proactive, engaged and solutions driven - the contractor proposals are well thought-out technically and bring benefit to the delivery.
Mark Spence
Sir Robert McAlpine
The standard of workmanship was really good. It was clean, neat, and tidy with good quality finishes. The ...
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Mark Smith
GMS Engineering
The standard of workmanship was really good. It was clean, neat, and tidy with good quality finishes. The setting out had been thought through.
Mark Smith
GMS Engineering
I was extremely satisfied with the service provided by East West Connect, their reporting and validations were very ...
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Tom Campbell
The ICA
I was extremely satisfied with the service provided by East West Connect, their reporting and validations were very thorough.
Tom Campbell
The ICA
East West Connect has shown they have the expertise and capacity to help us deliver our contracts to ...
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Tom O'Toole
TTP
East West Connect has shown they have the expertise and capacity to help us deliver our contracts to the highest standards of quality expected by both ourselves and our clients.
Tom O'Toole
TTP
I have no hesitation in recommending East West Connect as they provide a first rate service and are ...
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Paul Mott
MTT
I have no hesitation in recommending East West Connect as they provide a first rate service and are non-confrontational when it comes to resolving problems at site level.
Paul Mott
MTT
East West Connect and their directors have always provided a proactive and cooperative service in a friendly, diligent, ...
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John Knight
Knight Harwood
East West Connect and their directors have always provided a proactive and cooperative service in a friendly, diligent, and non-confrontational manner.
John Knight
Knight Harwood
East West Connect have some amazing, energetic, talented, passionate people, they are a dynamic M&E contractor ...
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Barbara Welch
Royal Household
East West Connect have some amazing, energetic, talented, passionate people, they are a dynamic M&E contractor that I have enjoyed working with.
Barbara Welch
Royal Household
During a very busy period for us, East West Connect played an extremely important part in ensuring that ...
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Mary Whittaker
House of St Barnabas
During a very busy period for us, East West Connect played an extremely important part in ensuring that we were ready for the charity's grand club re-opening.
Mary Whittaker
House of St Barnabas
From conception East West Connect offered a fresh approach to engage with and manage the multiple stakeholders within ...
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Kieron Lillis
National Theatre
From conception East West Connect offered a fresh approach to engage with and manage the multiple stakeholders within the National Theatre.
Kieron Lillis
National Theatre
East West Connect approached our package of works in a refreshingly energetic way, developing a suite of innovative ...
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Gavin Sturrock
Frankham
East West Connect approached our package of works in a refreshingly energetic way, developing a suite of innovative solutions from site which benefitted the long term health of the building.
Gavin Sturrock
Frankham
East West Connect have brought value to the project by offering both development to the engineered solutions, and ...
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Mark Vaughan
City of Westminster Council
East West Connect have brought value to the project by offering both development to the engineered solutions, and cost and time savings.
Mark Vaughan
City of Westminster Council
The manner in which the works were undertaken must be applauded; the engineering staff went above and beyond ...
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Brendan Keilthy
McGee
The manner in which the works were undertaken must be applauded; the engineering staff went above and beyond requirements.
Brendan Keilthy
McGee
East West Connect's collaborative ‘can do’ attitude and ability to integrate into an existing project structure has made ...
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Trevor Marrs
Shepley Engineers
East West Connect's collaborative ‘can do’ attitude and ability to integrate into an existing project structure has made them our go to contractor for heritage projects in the South East.
Trevor Marrs
Shepley Engineers
We were happy with East West Connect's overall standard of workmanship, and their communication was good in all ...
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Steve Cooper
Donban
We were happy with East West Connect's overall standard of workmanship, and their communication was good in all areas.
Steve Cooper
Donban
East West Connect were very accommodating with the client and myself, they went over and above what we ...
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Darren Feldman
University of Sussex
East West Connect were very accommodating with the client and myself, they went over and above what we would expect a contractor to do.
Darren Feldman
University of Sussex
We were very happy with the installation. We enjoyed working with East West Connect very much, particularly due ...
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Masaaki Miyaki
Takenaka
We were very happy with the installation. We enjoyed working with East West Connect very much, particularly due to your flexibility.
Masaaki Miyaki
Takenaka
We count ourselves lucky to be able to count on East West Connect as a partner contractor. They ...
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Rob Hardy
Catalyst
We count ourselves lucky to be able to count on East West Connect as a partner contractor. They are proactive where possible and responsive where needed. They are always ready and available to help.
Rob Hardy
Catalyst
East West Connect have brought the passion and personal commitment of an SME to a large complex project ...
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Angus Duguid
Capita
East West Connect have brought the passion and personal commitment of an SME to a large complex project whilst delivering with a high level of professionalism that comes from a large seasoned main contractor.
Angus Duguid
Capita
I have found East West Connect's staff to be knowledgeable and enthusiastic and often prepared to go that ...
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Mark Parsons
Harrow School
I have found East West Connect's staff to be knowledgeable and enthusiastic and often prepared to go that extra mile.
Mark Parsons
Harrow School
I have to say that East West Connect have been an excellent principal contractor to work with. Mark ...
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Barry Igoe
Royal Household
I have to say that East West Connect have been an excellent principal contractor to work with. Mark Lapthorn has been consistently excellent in driving a significant and complex MEP programme of works.
Barry Igoe
Royal Household

Our history

1988
1988

The very beginning

We were founded as East West Electric Ltd, a specialist electrical sub-contractor by the late John O’Hanlon and partners.

1992
1992

Our first office

Having grown over 4 years of trading, we moved to our first office at 711 North Circular Road, London.

2005
2005

Larden Road

Our first £5m contract.

2007
2007

Maintenance department launched

We won our first major maintenance contract with Catalyst Housing Group, at the time Kensington Housing Trust, to provide planned maintenance services throughout their portfolio.

2012
2012

The company you know today

Having grown our mechanical services expertise as well as our in-house maintenance department, the decision was made to rename the company to East West Connect Ltd.

2014
2014

A company reogranisation

Kathleen O’Hanlon was appointed chairperson, and Marcus Allen joined as MEP director following the tragic passing of our founder John O’Hanlon.

2016
2016

New direction and leadership

Marcus Allen was appointed managing director and has continued to build upon the long term relationships within our business, whilst also bringing in new and highly prestigious works.

2020
2020

Further growth and new ventures

We have continued to take on larger and more intricate projects across all disciplines. Our maintenance capability has also grown, following the establishment of our joint venture to serve Catalyst Housing, Chas West.

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Cat-A Fit Out
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Heritage Buildings
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Planned Maintenance
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High End Fit Out
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Live Buildings
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Reactive Maintenance
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Sensitive Environments

Download one of our capability documents to learn more about our business, and how we can assist you with your works.

Our senior staff

Kathleen O’Hanlon

Chairwoman

Marcus Allen

Managing Director

Ross Carroll

MEP Director

Kevin Tannian

Maintenance Director

Niraj Tanna

Finance Director

John Cullen

Sales Director

Mark Lapthorn

Project Director

Chris Cooper

Commercial Director

John O'Hanlon

Our Founder

The heart of
East West Connect

The late John O’Hanlon formed East West Connect in 1988 and was the driving force for the growth and development of the company from its early days as a specialist electrical sub-contractor and building the long term relationships with clients that still stand today.

John served his apprenticeship as an electrician with the Irish Navy before moving to London to form the company. John’s reputation within the industry grew and both his professional and personal contacts came to admire and respect his flexible and caring approach to both clients and colleagues.

The life and soul
of our working day

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Our schemes
Our donations

Nurturing and helping our staff grow

We have a continuous apprenticeship scheme across all sectors of our business to help bring through the next generation of local, hard working talent.

This is strengthened by our ties with Langley College, from whom we employ a school leaver as an apprentice on an annual basis; and with the University of Greenwich, from where we employ graduates as trainee engineers.

Getting involved

We have encouraged our staff to enter numerous marathons, sponsored walks, and other fundraising events across the UK. Where possible we provide our time and knowledge to local charitable groups, to help assist and transform the way that they can support their local communities.

A pro-active role in our community

We proudly sponsor both the Harwell & Hendred U8s football team and the Docklands JFC U10s by providing kits, training materials, and coaching by our members of staff. We also sponsor London cricket team Shaheen Utd.

More than just financial donations

We have recently built a website for Hackney charity Children With Voices helping them to support vulnerable people across East London.

We have worked with SPLASH in Poplar to help vulnerable persons find safe housing and the Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund, providing terminally ill children a better quality of life. Our staff volunteer to assist with children's camps to help with computer literacy, cookery, and other life skills.

Our community