Pathways Skill Development & Placement Centre and the Heritage London Foundation are collaborating to bring the Red Antiquities building at Hill & Wellington – one of London’s oldest surviving wooden buildings and long-time London landmark – back from the brink of demolition with a fundraising campaign.
This project creates jobs, instills pride and promotes economic development by contributing to increased property values, renewed commercial interest and greater social stability for the surrounding SoHo(South of Horton) neigbourhood.
The Red Antiquities Building Project provides skill enhancement for Londoners who are currently unemployed. Heritage restoration is a niche market with a scarce talent pool. There are currently a limited number of skilled tradespeople with expertise to service approximately 128,000 Canadian heritage properties. In effect, the Red Antiquities Building is a learning laboratory of skills development.
The RAB Centre for Collaboration
The building will serve as Headquarters for several small London non-profit organizations. By colocating, the agencies can leverage their resources, reduce costs and increase service to the community.
Pathways Skill Development & Placement Centre is a registered charity dedicated to assisting individuals to overcome barriers to meaningful employment. For over 20 years, Pathways has unleashed the potential of individuals to build a new future through developing skills. Pathways is one of the leading organizations in London- Middlesex serving 3000 clients each year.
Heritage London Foundation is a registered charity that exists to maintain, preserve and establish viable contemporary uses for heritage buildings in the city ofLondon. HLF maintains and operates Grosvenor Lodge and Elsie Perrin Estate inLondon.