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Minster For Housing Launches Construction Scheme To Help 100 Young Londoners Into Jobs

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  • Minister for Housing and Planning Brandon Lewis MP will today help open a new National Skills Academy for Construction in London being launched by London residential developer Mount Anvil.
  • New development will replace Keybridge house – the former BT telephone exchange, often described in the past as London’s ugliest building  – and will become the UK’s tallest residential brick tower.
  • Additionally another 500 individual on site learning opportunities for local schools and colleges will be provided during the construction process.
  • Mount Anvil is the first London residential developer to be awarded National Skills Academy Status by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) who have calculated the scale of Mount anvil’s investment as circa £600,000.
  • The scheme hopes to help to plug the growing skills-gap in the construction industry which is a particular concern in London due to the current housing shortage.

Mount Anvil, Central London’s specialist residential-led developer, supported by the Housing and Planning Minister, Brandon Lewis MP, has announced its commitment to helping almost 100 young Londoners into jobs as it launched its National Skills Academy for Construction.

Based at Keybridge in Vauxhall, Lambeth, the construction is taking place on the former site of the BT telephone exchange often described in the past as London’s ugliest building.

Mount Anvil in partnership with A2Dominion are creating 441 new homes, employment space to support 500-1,000 jobs and one acre of new public open space.

The Mount Anvil Skills Academy will provide almost 100 apprenticeships, work placements and work experience opportunities for young Londoners.

Additionally, a further 500 individual on-site learning opportunities for local schools and colleges will be provided to help encourage the next generation of talent into the industry.

Mount Anvil is the first London residential developer to be awarded National Skills Academy Status. The scheme hopes to help to plug the growing skills-gap in the construction industry – a particular concern in London due to the current housing shortage.

National Skills Academy for Construction status is awarded by the CITB to organisations that develop first class training and development opportunities through their projects; driving education engagement, apprenticeship recruitment and sustainable employment in the construction sector.

To view a video on the project, visit: https://youtu.be/qFXiJlkFExo

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