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 […]

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 […]

Aldriche Way The Shade

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 […]

Every One Every Day with Participatory City

On the 25th November Build Up constructed a Greenhouse for Barking’s Gascoigne Primary School at the Festival of Everyone with Participatory City.   Thank you to all the local residents who got involved and helped us get complete it in just one day!

Beyond Boundaries Pre-Apprenticeship Programme

We have now finished our first pre-apprenticeship programme as part of the Beyond Boundaries partnership with HTA Design and Somerford Grove Adventure Playground in Tottenham. Over twelve sessions, our hard working 16-19 year olds gained experience of the whole design and construction process.  Starting with site surveying, architectural design and groundworks, the group lead the […]

Latest Project: Cody Dock Outdoor Classroom

Throughout August the Build Up team have been working down at Cody Dock in East London to design and build a new outdoor classroom space to be used by the local community. Our fantastic team of 17 young people came to us from Newham Young Offending Team (YOT) and Young Refugees and Migrants in Newham. Alongside our […]