GLA funding gives major boost to Place & Making Institute

Exciting plans for a ground-breaking new Place & Making Institute have received a significant boost, with the award of £100,000 of development support funding for the project by the Greater London Authority- writes bexley.gov.uk.

The funding will help London Borough of Bexley, Peabody and London South East College develop the proposal. It will be used to run a demand analysis exercise to further shape the concept, to develop the business case, to consider how delivery will be phased and prepare for the delivery of the new facilities that will form phase one of the scheme.

“I would like to thank the GLA for helping to support us in developing the proposal, which has the potential to benefit people across London and the south-east,” said Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE, the Leader of the London Borough of Bexley. “The Institute will create all types of opportunities for people to shape the places of the future, with input from the worlds of construction, development, education, housing, planning and local government.”

Stephen Howlett, Chair of London South East Colleges said: “We are delighted to be involved with the development of this innovative project. It is vital that we create a pipeline of skilled construction professionals to support London’s ambitious development agenda over the coming years. As a leading provider of construction and built environment-related courses and apprenticeships, London South East Colleges is well placed to support the ground breaking Place & Making institute. We look forward to working with our partners to turn the plans into reality.”

Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe, said: “The Mayor and I are committed to helping Londoners gain the skills that the capital’s businesses need. The Place & Making Institute is a terrific project which will offer first-class training and research across all aspects of the built environment.”

John Lewis, Executive Director for Thamesmead at Peabody said: ““This is exciting news not only for Thamesmead, but for the future prosperity of London and the south east. We need the skills to create great places and sustainable communities. Working closely with our partners, this centre of excellence for place and making will help us to deliver something great for the town today and into the future.”

The aim of the project is to establish the Institute as a centre of excellence for built environment learning, enterprise and innovation, which will work with industry to help tackle the skills gaps that need to be closed to achieve the ambitious levels of growth planned across London and the south-east.

Among those supporting the proposal are the Mayor of London, employers from across the built-environment sector, training institutions and professional bodies.

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