We are very proud to have recently become a London Brick Construction Hub; one of only six Colleges to receive this status.
The construction hub project was launched by Forterra, one of the UK’s largest building product manufacturers, to support Colleges that offer construction courses. They will donate 12,000 London Bricks, the company’s original brick that has been in production for over 130 years, to each college, worth a whopping £8,000.
We will also receive new merchandise for our bricklaying workshops and an opportunity for our best students to get their hands on £500 worth of tools. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be visits from the industry’s leading figures to relay their expertise.
Bob Noseda, the College’s Sector Skills Advisor who facilitated the application, said:
This is a priceless opportunity to upskill our bricklayers of tomorrow. It has created a network of Colleges we can engage with and share best practice and ideas with. It’s early days but we have to ensure we keep this status and work collaboratively in partnership with Forterra.
This incredible support from Forterra will massively enhance our learners’ experience and allow them to learn from the best in the business, ultimately helping us to produce some of the best bricklayers in the country in years to come.