In 2009 we were asked to participate in the Prince of Wales's Building Craft Apprentice Programme.
Over the past 25 years the Prince's foundation has been heavily engaged in urban regeneration projects and building programs across the UK and internationally aiming to transform people's lives through the creation of great places in which to live and work, helping to build successful communities with a sustainable future.
This is achieved through a combination of research, education programs (including summer schools, craft training and academic education), and community consultation processes which can positively influence the design and planning of future living and working places.
The Prince of Wales's Craft Apprentice Programme
This is an eight-month programme of applied study which offers building craftspeople the opportunity to enhance their design knowledge and experience in traditional and sustainable building crafts. The project involved the design and build of a community shelter in Ellon in north-east Scotland. Eight students worked alongside our team of carpenters to manufacture the Douglas fir frame in our workshops over a three-week period..