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Leading building products manufacturer Forterra has launched a new construction hub project, aimed at supporting colleges with construction courses and help train some of the best future bricklayers in the country.

The company, which is the exclusive supplier of the iconic London Brick, is offering up to six colleges the chance to become Construction Hubs, and will donate 12,000 London Bricks, worth £8,000, to each successful college, plus new merchandise for their workshops and a chance for their most outstanding bricklaying student to win £500 worth of tools.

Colleges have until 14th December 2018 to apply to be London Brick Construction Hubs, with successful applicants also receiving the latest brickwork expertise through visits and talks from leading industry figures, including TV’s Craig Phillips, successful builder and winner of the original Big Brother.

Stephen Harrison, Chief Executive of Forterra, said; “We’re very proud to be offering our support to construction colleges by giving them the chance to become London Brick Construction Hubs in 2019, and would urge any colleges that provide bricklaying courses to visit our website and apply before 14th December.”

Colleges that apply will be asked to outline ideas for how they would use the bricks to support students’ skills development. A panel of experts will judge the best ideas.Details of how colleges can apply can be found at

Stephen Harrison concluded, “We hope our products help the students at these colleges learn the vital skills they need to become the next generation of homebuilders.”

London Brick has been in production for over 140 years, and is one of the most successful building products in country, having been used to build around one in five houses in the UK.