Recreation for Everyone

Build Up

Aldriche Way, Hale End and Highams Park ward

This summer, a group of young people will build a community space for everyone’s recreation at Aldriche Way. Somewhere for BBQ’s and picnics, passing conversations, birthdays, celebrations and other events such as music or theatre performances. 

Every young person aged 14 -18 from the surrounding homes can get involved, learning valuable skills on the way. Young people are in charge of the whole process, from designing to taking on board residents feedback and construction; active participants in how the space is used, shared and looked after.


Build Up runs practical construction projects for young people aged 6 – 20 to design and build structures in their local communities. Working in schools, playgrounds and housing estates, Build Up enables young people to take on roles and skills they never have had access to before.