Skills4Stem will bring the Guinness World Record to Britain in the Spring 2017 – by designing and building a unique 37 metre tall Lego tower. This global event will mark 30 years since London last held this brilliantly inventive world record. To show how times have changed, in 1985 the UK tower stood at just 15m tall and was made up of around 150,000 bricks. In 2015, with a world-class team of experts led by Skills4Stem, we are going more than twice as high, with in excess of half a million pieces of Lego.
A beacon of colour and community, the Skills4Stem Tower will showcase Cambridge and the UK as a centre of excellence for engineering and building award winning tall buildings. The structure will be a monument to our leadership, collaboration, design and technical innovation, creating a project where young and old, corporates and SMEs and professionals and pupils, can come together to learn, share and collaborate to create brilliance. Championing the UK’s design, engineering and construction excellence in the region.
At its core this is an event all about architectural design, engineering and construction and the challenges and opportunities this industry brings to both seasoned professionals, school and college leavers. But it is also an event that combines a host of key messages from Cambridge to Lego – around leadership, inclusion, ambition, teamwork, fun and success.
In the UK 2.5Million people work in Construction, recent research highlighted the industry will grow by 2.9% over the next 5 years this create 224,000 new jobs. The project will communicate to the young people and their parents about the careers available in the Built Environment; what the roles are, what they involve and highlight role models. It will also communicate there are now many international careers available within the sector.
The Skills4Stem tower will be built from used Lego bricks of an agreed size, donated by the general public and deposited within high street stores. Once the tower has been built and achieved the world record, the bricks will be donated to UK-wide children’s charities.
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