A German developer has bought a 20-acre site in Manchester, UK and plans to build 500 apartments to rent.

Yet another large scale construction in the UK, the opportunities are endless for construction workers as of late! There is still a lack of skilled workers in the industry, yet there is no shortage of schemes similar to this meaning that employees wages are constantly on the increase.

This particular scheme is a rarity in the UK, where the private rental market is dominated by small-scale buy-to-let landlords, despite government attempts to stimulate a private build-to-rent sector of the sort more common in Europe.

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No. 1 First Street Construction

The site is partially developed with a 180,000-sq-ft office building, known as “No. 1 First Street”. There is capacity for up to a million sq ft more of office space and approximately 500 new apartments, which the company intends to build and rent out privately.

UK government has created a £1bn equity Build to Rent fund to get purpose-built rental developments across the UK off the ground. This is in an effort to reach their goal of 300,000 homes built in a year! An ambitious target considering the political state the country is in.

Want to get involved in large scale construction?

Here at Able Skills, we run courses on all the necessary trades needed for large-scale construction such as this. The demand for construction workers is so great right now, it's the perfect time to think about where you are in your life and consider changing careers and getting into an honest, profitable and booming industry!

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A particular skill or trade that has been drastically affected by this skills shortage is bricklaying! Bricklayers are earning an incredible amount of money recently and is one of the most profitable construction trades possible to be a part of! Brickies around the country earn an average of £42,034, according to research by the Federation of Master Builders.

We run a variety of Bricklaying Courses and we have no doubt that upon completion you will be able to join the workforce making such money...The courses we offer can give you the practical ability to be a competent member of the team on-site!

OurBricklaying Courses receive tremendous feedback, this is due to our great facilities here in Dartford and the teaching ability of our two instructors, who between them have a lifetime of experience working the trade!

R Dorbie

"I must say, I’ve done different training courses before and not completed them because of the way I was taught. It’s not like that with John and Tony. They taught you as well as making your time enjoyable. They don’t talk down to you and they treat everyone the same. One of the main reasons I finished the course was because of John. He was a mate as much as a teacher which made it better to learn."

Overall Rating – Excellent

E Mortimer

“Really well presented by the teachers, they took the time to explain how to go about setting up & were always there to give advice and help. It was a friendly and relaxed environment but structured and meant that I felt at ease while training here. A place to have a laugh but also get some serious knowledge, I think I progressed greatly since being here.”

Overall Rating – Excellent

More information:

If you want some more information about any of these bricklaying courses, you can come to our centre. We are open 7-days a week! Come into our office anytime between 8:30 - 4:30. Or, if you would prefer to talk to  us feel free to call us with any questions or for bookings at - 01322 280 202