Place and making industries are facing unprecedented resources, skills and training challenges. This can have a detrimental effect on local growth ambitions. To address this Bexley Council, Peabody and London South East Colleges developed a vision for a “world class” Place & Making Institute (P&MI) in Thamesmead:
“a centre of excellence for built-environment related learning, research, innovation and enterprise, bringing together a confederation of learning providers and employers”.
31ten Consulting were commissioned to work closely and collaboratively to develop a viable and deliverable business case for the P&MI vision. Our role in the project included:
The review ensure that the P&MI Partnership had a clear way forward which enabled it to plan to deliver the P&MI with comfort that demand exists for such a facility. The risks, challenges and key decisions were made explicit and the aspirations of the P&MI were widely recognised across the relevant industries and the higher education sector. Potential partners for the P&MI were identified and relationships established.