Empty office space to become new training facility

We are transforming an empty office space in Southwark in to a new full time training facility, and are looking for support to help us achieve our mission.

The Trust is once again thrilled to be using the empty office space kindly provided by Southwark Council, to deliver introductory construction to local young people. Working in partnership with referral agencies from across the borough the Trust is currently delivering its second Mobile Classroom programme from the site and planning is underway to deliver longer more intensive training which will also see the venue transformed by the young people into a training facility over the next 6 to 12 months.


The site is an ideal training environment due to its size and is easily accessible from across the borough given its location on Thurlow St. It provides an opportunity for young people to practice the fundamentals of the various trades in a relaxed and safe environment. Throughout the project young people are also supported to complete and update their CV’s as well preparing for the CSCS test to assist them in their progression.


As the Trust continues to develop its training base from the venue we, in partnership with Southwark’s Youth Service will be working with the young people to erect partition walls and build training booths.  The  groups will help build and design the facility whilst also working towards relevant accreditations in carpentry & joinery, plastering and painting & decorating. Trustee and long time supporter of the Trust Bola Abisogun of Urbanis is kindly organising for an Asbestos survey to be undertaken on the site.  Manestream have offered to undertake this important survey without charge, so that we can safely erect the relevant partition walls.  Southwark Council, in conjunction with their contractors, are also arranging for a basic rewire of the building so that we can have lighting and computers working on site.


The Trust is looking for further support in the form of materials, expertise or finance to fund office set up costs, or direct delivery of training to young people on the site, all of which will be gladly received and acknowledged via the website and any press and communications related to the project. If you are interested in helping us in any way, or would like to learn more about this exciting project please contact hello@constructionyouth.org.uk