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25/03/2021The Landsec Future Property School programme sees students exploring a range of careers within the construction and built environment sector through...
Over 12 weeks, the programme participants have gained a well-rounded insight into the many disciplines and careers that make up the construction and built environment sector and how these roles come together practically for a construction project. The professional pitches are the culmination of the programme, with students splitting into 2 teams and applying all their new knowledge to creating the best presentations possible for their site development pitches.
“I would like to thank you very much for hosting all these sessions over the past few months which have allowed me to gain much knowledge, skills and experience. I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity.” Programme participant
Team 1 chose the name Elfin Sync, a synonym of Elfin (something small) and Sync (working together). They chose to use the site to house a multitude of small retail buildings with a key focus on wellbeing amongst staff through a health restaurant and well-ventilated spaces. The industry volunteers on the panel were blown away by the use of colour within the building to promote wellbeing, and the careful thought that the team put into sustainability with their material choices.
Team 2 chose the name Stream, which they tied in with their motto ‘Reinvent, recreate, rejuvenate’. Stream decided to turn the site into two buildings, an office space and a socialising space, connected by bridges to create an environment that feels welcoming for all. The panel was really impressed with this team’s attention to detail, particularly the comprehensive financial plan for the project and how this was presented.
“I want to say thank you so much for all the sessions with you and thank you for allowing the program to continue even through the pandemic. It was a great experience and I know we have all benefitted from it.” Programme participant
It was fantastic to see the creative and innovative ways that this cohort of young people applied the experience they gained throughout the programme. Both teams thought holistically about all the aspects of a build, from design to community engagement to marketing.
We are continuing to support many of the students that showed particular passion and interest over the programme into opportunities for skills building. One young person has already taken part in a mock interview with professionals from Landsec!