Fit for Legacy

Neilcott are delighted to be involved as a delivery partner in the “Fit for Legacy” Project which has secured two years of European Regional Development Funding up until December 2014.

The “Fit for Legacy” programme, which is a partnership between private and public sector organisations including:

  • Newham College for Further Education (Lead Organisation)
  • East London Business Place – Canary Wharf Group Limited
  • Neilcott Construction Limited
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • London Borough of Newham
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
  • East London Business Alliance
  • Olympic Park Legacy Company
  • London Borough of Redbridge
  • London Borough of Havering

The project has been established as a flagship local procurement and business support project which carries on the work of the East London Business Place (ELBP) and Newham College of Further Education’s Centre for Innovation and Partnerships (CIPs).  It aims to support a diverse range of London SME’s and although Pan London will focus on the Thames Gateway area, to take advantage of new market opportunities through the provision of practical advice and support and transparency of future pipelines of work.

A “Meet the Buyer” Event will be held later in the year to provide information on the range of projects coming up.  The aim is that by increasing the proportion of value contracted with local SMEs, directly or indirectly, through East London developments it will:

  • bring a significant return to the local economy, with less leakage to external markets/economies
  • achieve social and economic benefits for local communities; and higher levels of community cohesion as a result of greater representation of local businesses in supply chains