Teambuild 2022 challenges new professionals to rebuild the town centre for a post-COVID world…


Rebuilding the town centre in a post covid world. Image of town centre above this text which sets the theme of the 2022 Teambuild competition

Teambuild 2022 challenges new professionals to rebuild the town centre for a post-COVID world…

Teambuild, the highly renowned competition for new professionals across the construction industry is pleased to announce the theme of this year’s event.
The popular UK construction industry competition which will take place from 18th to 20th November, will be based, as always, on a real large-scale project. 

While the exact location will be revealed at the opening of the competition, the charity can confirm that this year’s Teambuild project will be focused on the Town Centre and how it may be adapted and reimagined to accommodate continued hybrid and remote working.

Key themes will include what a town centre should look like and contain in 2022 and into the future where fixed location working no longer is the standard. The base information for the competition will come from the actual live town centre redevelopment project, giving competitors the opportunity to consider real-world constraints and develop ideas and solutions in that context.

“The impact that COVID has had on working life is of course a consideration,” says Rob Naybour, founding partner of Weston Williamson, who regularly send teams to compete in the event. “But here have been many other challenges to consider – for instance: cars and the private mobility and parking revolution; train services; out of town shopping malls; internet shopping; the declining use of churches, libraries and pubs.”

This year, teams will be tasked with taking on the design development and construction of this complex project which will be condensed into a highly accelerated weekend of intense activity and training. 

At the end of the weekend event, winning teams and individuals will be presented with prizes from sponsors who include: The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects, The Worshipful Company of Constructors and The Chartered Institute of Building. This year’s event is also supported by The Manly Trust, The Commercial Education Trust, RIBA and RICS. 

“We’re thrilled to be working with this particular project for the competition,” adds Patricia Bessey, Chair of Teambuild’s trustees. “It’s an excellent site, and the issues it poses are highly relevant and complex. We are excited to find out what the talented and motivated professionals who are competing this year will come up with as they search for innovative and thoughtful solutions to the challenges that the competition will present.”

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