In September 2018, the Aldriche Way community, along with Build Up, sponsors and local councillors celebrated the opening of The Shade, a new community space that was designed and built by the young people that live there.
Over 60 local young people were involved in the project and their main objective was to create a space that the whole community could use and enjoy together. They designed and built a new garden, table tennis, stage, seating and BBQ area.
The project was part of London Borough of Waltham Forest’s Making Places initiative and was generously supported by the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants, Lawsons Timber, Building & Fencing Supplies and Makita Power Tools. This support has made possible Build Up’s biggest and most ambitious project to date.