All boxed in and nowhere to go – until ‘apprentices’ saw its carbon neutral future
This run-down mid-20th century office building on a nondescript trading estate in Peterborough was a blot on the landscape until a group of construction students saw the future.
Now celebrity builder Tommy Walsh is about to reveal how the group of construction students rebuilt the abandoned office block under a scheme which is fast-tracking trainees into the burgeoning construction industry.
Engineering Real Results, the largest trades training organisation in the UK, has been buying up neglected and derelict properties in a multi-million pound move giving tradespeople of all ages a way round restrictive Government legislation which forces them to beg for unpaid work.
And now, the offices they have rebuilt from the wreckage are destined to house Screwfix’s first carbon neutral warehouse and shop.
The scheme is highlighted after Philip Hammond said in his Budget speech that the government will build 300,000 new homes a year. But the chancellor said there was no “single magic bullet” to increase housing supply.
Watch this space tomorrow (Thursday, November 30, 2017) as the project is unveiled by Tommy Walsh and the financial angel behind the project, Dr Jan Telensky – the consumerwatchfoundation.com will be there …
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