Karakusevic Carson Architects partner with The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to support young aspiring architects as part of the Meridian Water development in Enfield.
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust were approached by Karakusevic Carson Architects to strengthen the ‘social value’ element of their contract with Enfield Council.
Quote from Paul Karakusevic, Founding Partner of Karakusevic Carson Architects-
“The work the Stephen Lawrence Trust is doing is unique – we hope this fund will help deliver more opportunities to young people to access the fields of design, architecture and related engineering disciplines.”
The Trust will be going into sixth forms and colleges across Enfield to select six young people currently in Year 13 who wish to study architecture, design or engineering at University. The successful students will access work experience within Karakusevic Carson Architects’ studio and be buddied with a professional mentor. The mentors will help the young people gain the support and skills required to apply for a place at University in 2017.
Sonia Watson CEO of The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
“We are delighted that Karakusevic Carson Architects have approached the Trust to deliver this bespoke package of support to young aspiring architects, designers and engineers. We have been supporting aspirational young people wishing to pursue a career in architecture for over 15 years, and we are very much looking forward to using our expertise, in partnership with Karakusevic Carson, to deliver this project”
The students will also be able to apply for a bursary to help support them during their studies at University; due to a £10,000 donation being put forward by Karakusevic Carson to provide disadvantaged students living in Enfield with the opportunity to pursue their ambitious careers. The students will go on to receive ongoing support from the Trust through their Stephen Lawrence Building Futures Programme.
Meridian Water in Enfield is an ambitious Borough-led vision to transform former industrial and under-utilised land in a challenging section of the Lee Valley. In a long-term partnership with Enfield Council, Karakusevic Carson Architects are leading a multi-disciplinary team to create a masterplan covering 82 hectares, which includes new homes, businesses and new shops, with the aim of reconnecting the borough with the waterways and reservoirs of the Lee Valley Park.
With the Lee Valley on its doorstep, this plan for 10,000 homes and 5,000+ jobs will provide a gateway to the rest of Enfield. Karakusevic Carson are also developing meanwhile employment strategies such as the renovation of existing industrial sheds to workspaces for 350 makers and sculptors, financed by the London Regeneration Fund.
Karakusevic Carson Architects are award-winning specialists at the forefront of public sector housing, architecture and masterplanning across London and the UK.
Appointed as framework panel architects and masterplanners for many leading public bodies and housing associations, including the Greater London Authority/Transport for London, Homes & Communities Agency and Olympic Legacy panels, they work with local authorities, RSLs and partner investment groups on complex architecture and regeneration projects. They are experts at pushing ambitions, successfully navigating emerging funding structures and national design standards to create exemplary and sustainable homes and thriving neighbourhoods that reflect a unique sense of place, are financially viable and can stand the test of time.
If you are a young person living or Studying in Enfield, are in Year 13 and wanting to go to University in September 2017 to study architecture, design or engineering contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 1002800