Monthly Archives: June, 2013

RIBA National Awards 2013

The RIBA has revealed the winners of the RIBA National Awards, the most rigorously judged awards for architectural excellence.  RIBA National Award winning buildings set the standard for good architecture.  The shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the 52 RIBA National and EU Award winners.  Neilcott’s Lauriston School project has won a London Award, the project doubled the size of a 1970′s school on the same tight site while keeping the existing school in operation throughout the construction.  To maximise playground area, the classroom block was raised on a bridge among the trees, increasing levels of daylight, ventilation and views; and creating an undercroft play-space the size of a sports hall.  A parent commented: “We wanted a learning environment that was flexible ….., we have a real sense of awe and wonder every time we come into the building.”lauriston_9

Ivor Goodsite Makes Guest Appearance

Staff and students at Immanuel and St Andrew Church of England Primary School in Streatham received a special guest during assembly on Monday 20 May.  Ivor Goodsite made a special appearance to give students an update on their building project and more importantly to warn the students of the dangers of construction sites.  As always he was warmly received by the students who were keen to hear all about his work across the many construction sites that he visits.  Ivor also fixed Hunt the Hazard signs around the site hoarding to ensure that students remember all the dangers that were discussed during assembly.

Neilcott are currently constructing a two storey extension to the existing school utilising a Structural Insulated Panellised Solution with a single storey link to the existing school.  The extension will provide 8 new classrooms, two group rooms and toilet cores.  Refurbishment and reconfiguration works to the existing school are also being undertaken.