Disused office block provides construction skills training base for young Southwark locals
The Trust recently ran a programme for young people in Southwark interested in trying their hand at construction.
The locals, aged between 16 and 25, learnt new skills in painting and decorating, wallpapering, and carpentry in disused offices in Thurlow Street.
The project was generously funded by The Worshipful Company of Drapers and Southwark Council, who also provided the venue. Through using a disused office, the young people gained experience of what a real working environment is like. Using the space as a blank canvas for training meant that they had the chance to...