The NCS Border Counties Rally

Karen Parkin

NCS are delighted to be sponsoring the Border Counties Rally – the first round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship.

Based in Jedburgh, the rally will start under the gaze of the glorious Jedburgh Abbey at around 8.30am on Saturday 10th March where crews from the British and Scottish Championships will leave the start ramp. They will also be joined by competitors who wish to contest the opening day’s stages comprising of six stages and 44 miles of competitive action in the South of Scotland and Tweed Valley.

After a full day of rallying in the region, Scottish Championship crews will spray the champagne at the ceremonial finish back in Jedburgh at around 4.00pm whilst BRC crews head for the overnight halt.

On Sunday 11th, British Rally Championship contenders head back out for four stages and 36 miles of driving in the forests south of Jedburgh and they will be joined by the new Clubman event which offers a cost-effective chance to tackle prime stages in a compact format at a reduced entry fee. The ceremonial finish and prizegiving will then take place early that afternoon back in Jedburgh. http://www.bordercountiesrally.co.uk/ 

Sadly postponed due to the recent bad weather – watch this space for new dates

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Marlborough Primary School, Washington

Karen Parkin

This project involved the construction of two new extensions to provide additional teaching space.

The works comprised:

  • Excavations
  • Demolition
  • RC Works
  • Metsec wall construction with brickwork & render external cladding
  • Mechanical & electrical service alterations
  • Internal finishes
  • External works

The works were carried out in one phase straddling the summer holidays, with the school remaining open and in use by staff, visitors and guests during the some of the works.

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Black Gate up for RICS Renaissance Award


We’re delighted that the refurbishment of the Black Gate in Newcastle city centre, undertaken by NCS, is shortlisted for the RICS North East Renaissance Awards 2015 in the Building Conservation category. The winners are announced at the dinner hosted by Property Guru Phil Spencer at the end of April, fingers crossed!!!

Old Newcastle

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