You'll find today's contemporary makers at the College founded by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters in 1893.
The Building Crafts College was founded in 1893, by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters’, a City livery company, to train young people in a range of construction crafts. The College occupied the same site in Central London from 1893 to 2001 before relocating to a purpose-built facility in Stratford, East London in 2001.
In 1893 the Worshipful Company of Carpenters’ also set up a Technical College in Jupp road, Stratford that was open until 1905, a stones throw away from the current Building Crafts College.
The Building Crafts College student population is diverse, with a wide range of ages and backgrounds. There is a constant focus on delivering skills and producing work of high quality, whether a full time student, apprentice or degree student.
For Raw Materials we worked with students on the furniture making course where they created Cabinets in response to history of the river the River Lea Valley. Taking inspiration from tree logs for wheel mechanisms in the drinks Cabinet Rownd by Rowena Edwards and
Find out more about training and courses on their website: www.thebcc.ac.uk
Share your story
Do you have a story that relates to this history? At Bow Arts we're collating people's memories of these iconic places and items. To share yours, please leave a comment. You can also reply to other people.
The Building Crafts College is open to potential students every Thursday 1pm-4pm.
These sessions are the perfect opportunity to see the excellent facilities, talk to tutors and find out more about the courses available.
Find out more at on their website here.