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The Mayor of London launches new innovative build scheme

16 August 2012 No Comment

Architectural excellence is being put at the heart of a new £8m fund by the mayor of London Boris Johnson, reports freshbusinessthinking.com.

Under the Build Your Own Home – The London Way scheme, Londoners can now apply for loans or grants from the custom build scheme in order to develop innovatively designed or community facilities.

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Improving the capital’s neighbourhoods

From steel roofing to multiple staircases, the Mayor is keen to hear what can be used in the design as well as how employment opportunities – training, apprenticeships, internships and more – can be delivered as part of the project.

In addition, the Mayor has enlisted the help of a number of leading London architects to help refine their ideas into projects to help improve the capital’s neighbourhoods.

Johnson commented on the scheme to bdonline.co.uk:

“As we seek to establish a new vernacular for our capital in the 21st century, this project will put Londoners themselves right at the heart of the creative process.”

“Whether it’s new self-build homes or a much needed community facility, we want to see really innovative ideas coming forward. With the help of the top industry experts we have on board, there’s never been a better opportunity to help shape the neighbourhood in which you live,” he added.

Author: Ashley Curtis    Date Written: 16 Aug 2012

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