Region to get hub for 'innovative building' training

George Clarke. Credit: David Parry/PA Archive/PA Images

Renowned Sunderland-born architect and TV presenter George Clarke is launching a major new scheme in the North East to attract more people into the building industry.

Mr Clarke is also the founder of The Ministry of Building Innovation (MOBI), an organisation designed to inspire new generations in to the buildingprofession and transform the way we design and construct homes.

MOBI is now teaming up with Teesside University to offer courses in Advanced Home Construction from September - starting with a Higher National Certificate and Diploma, an undergraduate degree programme, BSc (Hons) Advanced Home Construction (top up) and a postgraduate degree course – MSc Advanced Home Futures from this September.

MOBIE IS describes as 'An educational, research and development organisation.'

Its scheme for the North East has the support of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, as well as Teesside University.

What the MOBI centre for the North East might look like. Credit: MOBI

Plans have also been revealed for a MOBI centre of excellence destined for the North East in Tees Valley later in the year