King’s Lynn construction project lays foundations for National Award

Nwes has good reason to celebrate again after receiving another accolade for the recently constructed King’s Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC).  The 2017 regional Constructing Excellence award for ‘Client of the Year’ was presented to Strategic Director, John Balch, at the Norfolk Constructing Excellence Club AGM held at the Assembly Rooms in Norwich.

As a regional award winner, Nwes is a finalist for the Constructing Excellence National Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a ceremony in London in mid-November.

Constructing Excellence has a clear vision for the industry to deliver excellence through collaboration, with the firm belief that industry improvement will be driven by all sectors sharing, learning, working together and driving innovation to deliver a better built environment.  The organisation is funded and governed nationally by corporate membership from leading edge clients, contractors, consultants, manufacturers and others committed to improving the industry’s performance. They strive to maintain and support the highest levels of innovation, best practice and productivity, and represent the leading construction businesses and industry professionals across the country.

Nwes was nominated for the award by Feilden & Mawson, architects for the prestigious development of KLIC, and the honour was yet further recognition for Nwes’ flagship innovation and business centre in West Norfolk.

Developed in partnership with New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, the KLIC innovation hub was completed in May 2016 offering long-awaited state-of-the-art commercial workspace, business support, access to finance, and business events in West Norfolk.

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“Constructing Excellence has a clear vision for the industry to deliver excellence through collaboration, with the firm belief that industry improvement will be driven by all sectors sharing, learning, working together and driving innovation to deliver a better-built environment”

Nwes Strategic Director, John Balch said:

“As with all complex construction projects KLIC presented many challenges and this award is testament to an extraordinary team effort in delivering this unique building on time and under-budget. The KLIC project has also been an exemplar of success through partnership and collaboration with particular thanks to Feilden & Mawson, RG Carter, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.”

Tenants and clients of the King’s Lynn Innovation Centre benefit from top-specification office space, modern meeting and conference rooms, and an optimum working environment equipped with the latest technology.  Workspace packages are offered to meet the needs of start-up, small, and growing businesses, including coworking space and virtual tenancies.

Business support services delivered by Nwes include high-calibre 1-to-1 business advice, mentoring and innovation support to accelerate business ideas. Additionally, Nwes can provide access to financial sources and funding opportunities, providing the tools for local entrepreneurs and start-up businesses to flourish and further strengthen the local economy.

As part of the local Enterprise Zone, tenants of King’s Lynn Innovation Centre also benefit from reduced business rates and super-fast broadband.

Mr Balch continued:

“Since the opening of KLIC innovation centre last summer we have seen the number of tenants rise steadily.  Our virtual tenancy numbers are high and we continue to build upon the number of events we hold at the centre.

“It’s great to have the support of external providers such as the Bank of England, NatWest and Sir Henry Bellingham MP, to boost the variety of events we can offer in support of small businesses. Collaboration with others continues beyond the construction phase and we are always keen to build partnerships where we can.”

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For further information about the Norfolk Constructing Excellent Club, visit norfolkconstructingexcellence.org.uk

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