Monthly Archives: September, 2016

City University Major Contractors Framework

Neilcott are delighted to have been appointed to The City University Major Contractors Framework.   The City University was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and granted full University status by means of a Royal Charter in 1966.  City has applied to join the University of London and this should be formalised by the end of summer 2016.  The Contractor framework relates to the Property and Facilities Department’s capital construction projects and has been established for use by City over the next three years (extendable by one year).  City University London intends to use framework contractors for the majority of future work under this agreement in and around its existing sites within Central London.  By entering into a long-term relationship Neilcott have confirmed our intention of delivering a true partnering relationship which delivers the best outcomes for City’s staff and students in terms of:

  • Project delivered within the agreed time and budgetary constraints
  • Quality of environment and follow-up service
  • Conformity with all technical, legal and other requirements to which the University if subject
  • The development of a University campus with top quality facilities to offer an ever increasing quality of student experience

Neilcott’s Managing Director, Malcolm Elster confirmed “I am absolutely delighted with the award of this Framework and look forward to working with City in the future to fulfil their objectives.”  Neilcott aims to be the preferred contractor of choice for its clients. This is achieved through consistently delivering the required end product in terms of time, cost and quality in a manner which respects the overriding and absolute requirement to maintain the health, safety and welfare of all those who may come into contact with our activities.  Neilcott have long ago embraced the objectives and values of collaborative working such that these attributes are deeply ingrained as part of our Company culture.City-University



Neilcott deliver Country’s biggest primary school “inspiring” rooftop playground

Neilcott have once again delivered a “first of its kind” for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, the new three storey 3 form entry extension at Gascoigne Primary School’s Shaftesbury site has been handed over much to the excitement of staff and pupils.  Headteacher Jo Preston said that the rooftop play area, which has space for 669 pupils, was a milestone for the school in Gascoigne Road, Barking.  “It’s very special” she said.  “There’s lots of space for the children to be active and we’ll be encouraging them to take part in sports.”  Pupils are protected by netting along the rooftops perimeter and overhead, allowing for ball games on the multi use games area pitch on the west side of the building, which is separated from the east by changing rooms and toilets.  Upon the east side there is a covered outside learning area complete with storey-telling chair which will encourage the pupils creative talents, there is also a rubber crumb surface play area.  Deputy head teacher James Fox hopes that the views of the Thames barrier will inspire creative pupils to tell tales of their own.  “We’ve got the opportunity for drama, creative writing and stories inspired by looking over the local area,” he said.  “This is an exciting place for children to be.”   Deputy council leader Cllr Saima Ashraf who recently visited the new school said the rooftop playground offers a new perspective for pupils.  “With the regeneration that’s going on, children will be able to see how the area is changing”, she said “And the view of Barking Abbey is beautiful.”  The new school also includes a new ground level play area for reception and nursery pupils, a computer lab and interactive whiteboards.  There are also “nurture rooms”, which offer care for children with emotional and social needs.  Neilcott’s Managing Director, Malcolm Elster, stated “Neilcott are delighted to have delivered another first for the Borough” he also said “Along with the new school building we have been able offer local employment and are especially proud to have offered another Barking resident a full time apprenticeship following his work placement on the Project”.image 5