Entries by Huan

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 […]

Build Up Foundation x Serpentine Pavilion

At 1pm on Wednesday 23rd March Build Up will be taking over Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion’s. Join us and Lollard Street Adventure Playground to hear our story so far. We’ll be doing a short talk, showing off our latest structures and then Lollard Street’s young people will share their experiences in a question and answer session. […]

Visit Build Up at the London Festival of Architecture

Build Up is joining forces with the Gasworks Dock Partnership, PUP Architects and The Office of Crafted Architecture to bring the London Festival Of Architecture to Cody Dock. Over the next 7 days, our films will be showing in Cody Dock’s gallery space, documenting 3 projects built by young people across London. Visitors will also […]

Latest Project: Rebels Retreat

Last week saw the completion of our latest project; The Rebels Retreat Outdoor Classroom in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The project was built in only 3 days by 24 enthusiastic 12-13 year olds as part of Toynbee Hall’s Make It programme. Cemetery Park now has a brilliant outdoor learning space for local primary school children. The team learnt new skills, […]

Risk Agency is now Build Up Foundation!

March is the start of a new era for Risk Agency as we kick off with a brand new name. Founded in 2014 we were created to give young people the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone and lead construction projects. Now in 2017 we have become Build Up Foundation; we are equipping young […]