Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Civic Trust Awards 2014 – The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation

0362-SK-Rivington-Enterprise-065Launched in 1959, the Civic Trust Awards is one of the oldest built environment awards schemes in Europe.  From cafes to churches to housing and hospitals, the Civic Trust Awards have rewarded over 6,500 projects which have made a difference to local people and communities by providing the design and facilities which have made better places for people.

The Civic Trust Awards are unique.  They recognise the best in the built environment, from architecture to planning, townscape to infrastructure – but they are about so much more than this.  They recognise the public realm in its wider context, and their continuing belief that development should be for the benefit of people – those who use it and those who just pass by.  The winners are not just architecturally advanced, exciting, innovative and striking.  They are also of benefit to the local community, and the Trust strive to ensure that every entry is assessed by a local person, whose role is to canvass and represent the views of the people who use of see the scheme as part of their environment.

We are delighted that The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation at the London South Bank University has been selected as one of the National/International Winners and will receive a Civic Trust Award, Commendation or Community Recognition at the Civic Trust Ceremony, to be held at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool, on Friday 7th March 2014.

Ground breaking ceremony kicks-off building work for the new Sports Centre at Bromley College

Ground-breaking-WebConstruction work has begun on the site of a new Sports Centre at Bromley College’s Bromley Campus.  Sam Parrett, Principal of Bromley College and Paul Wright Neilcott’s Senior Contracts Manager, welcomed students to a ground breaking ceremony at the site on Tuesday 21 January to mark the start of the work.  The new Sports Centre will provide state-of-the art facilities for the College’s students, staff and local community.  New facilities, include four badminton courts, gymnasium, new lecture theatre, sports science labs and specialist demonstration facilities.

The current Sports Hall was constructed in 1959 and over the last fifty years it has been home to many sporting activities, college events and student exams, along with playing host to regular concerts in the 60′s and 70′s to some well-known bands such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Jam.

The construction development reflects Bromley College’s status as the leading education provider in South East London, and the College will now be able to enhance the quality and range of courses to include Sports Therapy, Sports Massage, Sport Science, Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships in Sport, and also a new range of higher education courses.

Sam Parrett, Principal of Bromley College says: “Today marks another important day in the history of Bromley College as we embark upon another exciting construction project.  Our two campuses at Bromley and Orpington have both undergone huge transformation in the last few years, and our new Sports Hall will provide a hugely valuable resource for our students.  The new facilities will enable us to offer a wider range of exciting sports courses to our students and also open up our facilities to the community.”

Paul Wright, says: “As a locally based Contractor Neilcott are delighted to start work on this exciting project for Bromley College.  In addition to providing an excellent facility for the College and local community to use we are hopeful that we can involve as many local contractors and suppliers in the build process”.  The project is due for  completion at the end of the year.