Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Supporting Science Week

Nelicott “Kick Started” Science Week at William Torbitt Primary School with an assembly about the construction works being undertaken at the School and then issuing a IMG_4052challenge to solve during the week ahead.  Science week at William Torbitt is an open invitation to explore, discover and uncover the Power of Science and is an opportunity to envisage what else is possible with the Power of Science.  Each year group was asked to review a specific issue surrounding the construction works such as “How can we stop the site from getting burgled? (electricity, circuits and burglar alarms)  How can we get heavy materials up onto the roof? (forces, pulleys and cranes)  How can we keep the builders safe when they are working up high? (scaffolding, harnesses and parachutes!)  How can we keep the buildings dry? (waterproofing, materials and guttering)  How can we make the buildings bright and colourful? (lights, colours and materials)  How can we stop the building noise interrupting our class? (Sound, noise and insulation).  A Science Fair was held at the end of the week with the Neilcott site team discussing with the students what they had learnt during the week and the solutions that they had come up with.

New London Awards 2014

We are delighted that the Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation received a commendation in the Conservation and Retrofit category at the New London Awards.  Only beaten by the Tate and Battersea Power Station.  The New London Awards honour the capital’s very best architecture, planning and development.  Giving recognition to the impact projects have on their surroundings and their contribution to London as well as their architectural quality.  Across the awards a total of 33 prizes were handed out in 15 categories.  These were selected from over 320 built and unbuilt entries that demonstrated the quality and innovation evident in projects being delivered across the capital.  Entries were judged by a panel of international experts in the fields of architecture and urban design, lending the process an objective view.  All shortlisted and winning entries will be on show in the NLA galleries at The Building Centre in central London in a year-round exhibition from August 2014.0362-SK-Rivington-Enterprise-059

Barking Business Awards

Neilcott once again sponsored the Barking and Dagenham Business Awards which showcase and celebrate thriving businesses in the area. The awards are not purely based on the perfect business. They are awarded to businesses that highlight the strengths of planned and sustainable development. This year Neilcott sponsored The Green Business Award, awarded to a business supplying Eco-friendly products or servicesBarking-Business-awards that make a beneficial impact towards the local community. We are delighted to say that this year’s winner was Anchor Green Limited.

Outstanding Stars 2014

JUN-14-Outstanding-Stars-2014-winners-14-06-26Neilcott is proud to once again support the Learning Revolution Trust.  At Neilcott we recognise the need to be able attract, recruit and retain employees with the potential, skills and experience necessary for the continued growth and development of our business and supporting young people particularly in their education is very important to us to ensure that we have a talent pool to choose from.  We also aim to make a positive contribution by being involved with community initiatives and schemes within areas that we are working, thereby promoting and enhancing good community relations.

The Learning Revolution Trust’s overall aim is to “Inspire Lives” by providing support to enable young people and adult in Newham and East London to participate in further education and gain their full potential.  Neilcott this year sponsored the Contribution to College Life Award, which was won Javier Barrassa, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Level 3 Javier created an inspirational guide, ‘How to Study’, that is helping his classmates study English as a second language.