Construction to begin on two schemes for Hackney Council worth a combined total of around £97.5m


The scheme will deliver a new Leisure Centre and public area improvements, this could be extremely beneficial for the local community! This is apparently the first phase of Hackney Council’s programme to replace an outdated leisure centre with new facilities and hundreds of new homes, including those for genuinely affordable social rent and shared ownership. Meaning occupants can partly buy the property and rent the remaining amount.


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Hackney Development Scheme.


Feel like you've seen this before? Projects like this are constantly propping up at the moment all across the UK at a staggering rate! The country is upgrading, developing and expanding to meet demands, population and government targets...Working in construction right now is one of the smartest choices you can make! 

This absolute explosion of development schemes is huge! It's projects like this one in Hackney that create thousands of jobs and benefit the construction industry. However, there is a problem right now in the industry and that is the skills gap...there isn't enough skilled and capable workers to meet the demand of these schemes, that's where you come in!


Want to get some construction training?


If you are looking to get some construction training, Able Skills has got you covered. Check out all our available trades: 


Our range of trades is very versatile, we have many diffrent course types within each trade. Each course has been specially designed for a particular reason. For example, if you have no experience whatsoever then you should consider taking one of our introductory courses, such as our Introduction to Bricklaying!

We even have DIY courses if you're not looking to work in the industry but would still like to gain some expertise from experienced professionals! The courses include our Handyman Courses, Property Development Course and even our DIY Multi-Skills Course which will see you complete a series of tasks taking one week off hands-on training in 4 diffrent trades: Plumbing, Plastering, Bricklaying and Tiling! This complete package is perfect for those looking to get an understanding of how to take on DIY around the house in all facets!

Major demand in bricklaying!


One of the most in-demand construction trades right now is bricklaying. There is simply not enough people taking up bricklaying and working in the industry.

According to recent statistics, 61% of construction SMEs expect salaries and wages to increase in the next six months. It seems like the perfect time to start a career in bricklaying, the bricklaying courses we offer here at Able Skills are trusted, respected and efficient. We have no doubt that once you leave upon completion of a bricklaying course you will be able to find employment!

Want some more information?


If you want some more information about any of our construction courses then you can click any of the links throughout this article! Or call us for any queries and bookings at - 0808 100 3245

Alternatively, you can come straight into our centre in person. We are open 7 days a week from 8:30 in the morning to 4:30 in the evening! We will be happy to show you around and explain your options in terms of course enrolment!