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Introducing the LLDC DEC Partnership
2022-23 Design Challenge for East London Schools

Design an Exhibition Space for the Olympic Park!

"East Bank" is one of the world’s largest and most ambitious culture and education districts – is central to the long-term legacy of the Olympic Games, creating a powerhouse for artistic excellence, learning, research, performance and exhibitions. World-renowned universities UCL (University College London) and UAL’s London College of Fashion will join the global cultural brands of the BBC, Sadler’s Wells and the V&A to create this centre of innovation and ambition.

To celebrate the project and help your learners understand more about this exciting regeneration project, we are launching a new design challenge - Design an Exhibition Space that celebrates the East Bank Partners arrival! 

Please register your interest below to find out more. 

DEC and East Education

Class Of Your Own and London Legacy Development Corporation have a long-standing partnership to enable young people to understand the regeneration of east London, and gain access to real-world learning projects, work experience, jobs and career opportunities. 

Watch the video to find out more about our partnership including East Education, Build East and the Good Growth Hub.  

Want to teach DEC in east London? 

Are you: 

  • a D&T teacher looking for something new and exciting that links industry and climate change?
  • a Head or Principle seeking to re-introduce D&T or enhance Gatsby Benchmarks?
  • a Sixth Form or College looking for an industry-relevant vocational qualification?


If so, you can find out more about the DEC learning programme via our free online CPD-certified introduction course. 
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DEC is part of LLDC's East Education programme, bringing opportunities to young people in east London. Click here to read about some of our graduate's experiences

East London's DEC Community

In partnership with LLDC, COYO has worked with dozens of schools across east London to deliver exciting, real-world projects that help young people explore sustainable urban regeneration. 

The LLDC DEC Consortium has adopted many east London schools, bringing built environment design into the lives of young people and helping them understand the legacy of the London Olympics. Students benefit from workshops, careers events, employer support in the classroom and work experience; they respond to real-world Design Challenges and earn industry-endorsed Awards and full qualifications. They benefit from increased access to apprenticeship and Higher Education opportunities.

The consortium of employers that support the DEC programme in east London includes Allies & Morrison, Balfour Beatty, Ballymore, Barratt London, Buro Happold, Equans, Hill Group, Mace Group, Places for People, Taylor Wimpey and Transport for London. We are always seeking new partnerships to support our schools; employers can find out more here
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DEC at Sir George Monoux College

Sir George Monoux College is an award-winning College and of the best Higher Education Sixth Form Colleges situated in North East London. Monoux began delivering DEC Level 3 in 2018, and has become a destination of choice for young people wishing to study built environment education in east London. 

Read more about Monoux College and some of its students here
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Surveying consultants Plowman Craven had fun meeting Design Engineer Construct! students at Sir George Monoux Sixth Form College in Chingford demonstrating how a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) could be used to capture survey data.

Explore the VeloPark 

Developed with partners and the DEC Consortium led by London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), ReconstructED enables your students to explore the VeloPark in 3D and VR. 

We've created a lesson plan that introduces surveying and enables students to understand the site - including orientation, measuring, tools and more.
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Our 3D model of the VeloPark and surrounding areas enables students to explore the site on desktop and in VR. Click on the ReconstructED button to find out more. 
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How would your students Design the Park?

This 1-2 hour workshop challenges students to think about how they would Design the Park, exploring the economics and geography of a major urban regeneration project.

Contact us if you'd like to run the workshop at your school - it's free to schools in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

  • Skills for Life
  • AEC aligned 
  • Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Mapped to curriculum
  • Fusion Skills
  • Social Value
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Find out more about the DEC the Park workshop here.

Learn to design buildings and infrastructure in 3D

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DEC students learn a range of skills that prepare them for the future world of work, including the latest BIM technologies and processes. The curriculum focuses on sustainability, community and digital transitions.
connecting employers and schools

East Bank 

East Bank is a new powerhouse for innovation, creativity and learning on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It is a unique collaboration between world-leading universities, arts and culture institution that opens up opportunities for everyone who visits, lives and works in east London.

We're celebrating the arrival of East Bank Partners
- BBC, London College of Fashion, Sadlers Wells, UCL East and V&A Museum
with a new Design Challenge in 2022! 
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supporting careers
Our programme supports schools to meet and exceed Gatsby Benchmarks and develop young peoples Fusion Skills, allowing young people to thrive in 21st century industry.