Entries by Huan

Build Up Hackney Interim Report

Our Build Up Hackney Impact Findings are released today, read it here. The report is introduced by The Mayor Of Hackney, Philip Glanville; “If we want to have communities where everyone feels welcome, we need young people, enabled by progressive local authorities, to grow up believing they have the power to lead change, now and […]

Homerton Grove Adventure Playground Opened

On Saturday 25th January, Homerton Grove Adventure Playground opened with an amazing ceremony. It was an absolute pleasure celebrating with the hardworking young people who designed and built this community space, and welcoming the Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville, as well as many locals who will enjoy the playground. “Thanks to Hackney Play and Build Up for inviting […]

Working on Build Up Hackney by Shenique Bass

Hi, my name is Shenique, and I am a young adult working with the Build Up team in my local community. As a lifelong Hackney resident, I’ve never had a say on what happens where I live, so I wanted to take part in a project transforming my local area. For the last 6 months […]

Build Up Featured on Blueprint Magazine

“I’m really committed to making sure more projects like this happen in more places around the borough, so there are spaces owned and built by young people”, Mayor of Hackney We are extremely happy to feature in Blueprint Magazine’s article on young people shaping their built environment, written by Francesca Perry. The feature, that includes our Aldriche Way and […]

Build Up Hackney Opening

On Wednesday 30th October, we had the opening ceremony of the Flanders Way in Hackney led by the local young people, Mayor of Hackney and TV presenter Dr. Ronx. After 22 months of work and a huge summer build, we completed our project which is designed and built by young people as a product of […]

Lollard Street Bike Workshop Nearly Finished

This month we are back at Lollard St to complete our Bike workshop. So far, over 100 young people at the playground have contributed to the build. This half term, we are fitting the roof to the workshop outdoor repair space, kindly subsidised by Filon and Southern Sheeting. The workshop will host the playground’s bike project which offers free bike repairs and […]

Build Up Hackney Complete

This week, we completed our major Build Up Hackney project! The project, a new public space in the heart of Homerton / Hackney Wick (E9 5AQ), has been designed and built by young people from Cardinal Pole Secondary School, Berger Primary School, and community organisation Hackney Quest. Thank you for everyone’s support in making this project possible, and […]

A Big Thanks To Second Home London Fields For Having Us

We have settled in our new workspace at Second Home London Fields, after a summer on site. It is amazing being together as a team in our new home. Thank you for having us! More about Second Home: A workspace as creative as you are. They believe that diversity makes creativity stronger, so they build workspaces, […]

Bosco Seating Area Completed

Our spring project at the Bosco Centre in Surreys Keys, funded by the Salters Charitable Trust, is now complete. The project was designed by young people from the Bosco Centre and two London based young migrant and refugee organisations (Dost and SLRA). The team wanted to create a space which everyone in the centre could use and built a new tranquil seating area surrounded […]

Build Up Hackney get’s the Mayor’s backing

Last month the Mayor of London announced 26 community-led campaigns the city will be backing as part of the annual Crowdfund London program. This year’s winners included our Build Up Hackney project, which was awarded £30,000. Build Up will work with youth organisation Hackney Quest to put local young people in control of a new public […]