London Cornwall Project

Project "Point of View"
Lead By Youth Unity And Elemental UK,
Supported By Dominvs Group

At Dominvs Group social value is part of their DNA and they strive to create communities where people enjoy living. They work collaboratively with local communities to ensure voices are heard, drive positive change, and create legacies where they operate. This amazing, life changing project ‘Point of View’ is in partnership with Youth Unity CIC and Elemental UK. The objects of the programme are to create opportunities to hear the voices, opinions, and experiences of young adults in the community. Through using a multi-media approach (specifically videography), they will explore the ever-changing neighbourhood and community by working with young people from across London.

If you prefer you can watch this on the VIMEO platform by clicking this link https://vimeo.com/youthunity/pointofview

Part 1 . The London Landscape

The project will start with the young creatives travelling across London, gaining a glimpse of what it’s like to live and work in London. From visiting iconic buildings to visiting consultants that work across Dominvs’s developments, the young people will start to understand what real estate is from the bottom to the top level boardroom through working with some experienced corporations in London. 

The project will start with the young creatives travelling across London, gaining a glimpse of what it’s like to live and work in London. From visiting iconic buildings to visiting consultants that work across Dominvs’s developments, the young people will start to understand what real estate is from the bottom to the top level boardroom through working with some experienced corporations in London. 

What an amazing day with DP9 who delivered an inspirational talk to our young participants. They gave valuable insight on how Development and Planning takes place for some of the most iconic buildings in London. 

After the talk we traveled together by London Underground to visit number 22 Bishopsgate.

The young people were given the opportunity to visit a viewing gallery that is not yet open to the public. The development host one of the most iconic views of London.

The young people were given the opportunity to be among the first members of the public to visit the viewing gallery that overlooks much of Londons landscape.

For many of these young people an opportunity to visit something as iconic has never been part of their vision.

It was fantastic to see their reactions as they became part of the new developments history.

What an amazing day with DP9 who delivered an inspirational talk to our young participants. They gave valuable insight on how Development and Planning takes place for some of the most iconic buildings in London. 

After the talk we traveled together by London Underground to visit number 22 Bishopsgate.

The young people were given the opportunity to visit a viewing gallery that is not yet open to the public. The development host one of the most iconic views of London.

The young people were given the opportunity to be among the first members of the public to visit the viewing gallery that overlooks much of Londons landscape.

For many of these young people an opportunity to visit something as iconic has never been part of their vision.

It was fantastic to see their reactions as they became part of the new developments history.

The second day of the project was a visit to Turner and Townsend.

The group spent time in the offices meeting the staff and listening to a presentation about the services and developments that Turner and Townsend offer. The young people also looked at last projects and had the privilege to look at projects that the company have planned for the future.

The group also had the opportunity to meet and talk to younger members of staff that have joined the organisation and have established good career routes etc. The focus was to enlighten the group about possible apprenticeships or positions within the company that may occur in the future.

The staff of Turner and Townsend organised an opportunity for the boys to visit two of the live sites that are in development. The young people were allowed access to some of the most prestigious properties in the borough.

Some of the properties were valued at up to ten million pounds. The group naturally placed their orders.

The group were the taken to the main offices of Turner & Townsend for lunch followed by an invite to visit the viewing deck by St. Paul’s Cathedral.

As well as a great opportunity for the group to take selfies in such a great spot, they also took on board new values about how they too can move forward positively and live a much more sustainable life in the future.

All of the group mentioned that fact that without projects like these, they may never get the much needed insight in how they can use education to live a life that contributes positively to the greater development of communities and other surrounding areas.

The second day of the project was a visit to Turner and Townsend.

The group spent time in the offices meeting the staff and listening to a presentation about the services and developments that Turner and Townsend offer. The young people also looked at last projects and had the privilege to look at projects that the company have planned for the future.

The group also had the opportunity to meet and talk to younger members of staff that have joined the organisation and have established good career routes etc. The focus was to enlighten the group about possible apprenticeships or positions within the company that may occur in the future.

The staff of Turner and Townsend organised an opportunity for the boys to visit two of the live sites that are in development. The young people were allowed access to some of the most prestigious properties in the borough.

Some of the properties were valued at up to ten million pounds. The group naturally placed their orders.

The group were the taken to the main offices of Turner & Townsend for lunch followed by an invite to visit the viewing deck by St. Paul’s Cathedral.

As well as a great opportunity for the group to take selfies in such a great spot, they also took on board new values about how they too can move forward positively and live a much more sustainable life in the future.

All of the group mentioned that fact that without projects like these, they may never get the much needed insight in how they can use education to live a life that contributes positively to the greater development of communities and other surrounding areas.

Dominvs group kindly extended their offices to our young people to host a podcast session with some of the most senior members of staff.

The young people were given the opportunity to produce a broadcast quality podcast full of questions and advice on how they can choose a career in their futures.

Some of the questions the young people asked were thought provoking and challenging at the same time.

The Principal Jay, delivered a ten minute talk highlighting the challenges that he and his family faced when they came to the UK and started a small business.

This story provided a real life perspective of how to overcome the challenges to success.

Wes also delivered his perspective on how the young people can pursue a career in property development.

Overall a very inspirational day for the young people and the staff, which was followed by a trip to Nandos.

Dominvs group kindly extended their offices to our young people to host a podcast session with some of the most senior members of staff.

The young people were given the opportunity to produce a broadcast quality podcast full of questions and advice on how they can choose a career in their futures.

Some of the questions the young people asked were thought provoking and challenging at the same time.

The Principal Jay, delivered a ten minute talk highlighting the challenges that he and his family faced when they came to the UK and started a small business.

This story provided a real life perspective of how to overcome the challenges to success.

Wes also delivered his perspective on how the young people can pursue a career in property development.

Overall a very inspirational day for the young people and the staff, which was followed by a trip to Nandos.

Our final visit before Cornwall was spent with the US Embassy

We were given the opportunity to visit the embassy with the young people.

This is a huge chance for them all to experience the diverse and interesting operational functions of an establishment like this.

The young people were given a special tour of the Embassy with the team.

They also enjoyed eating lunch with some of the staff.

The boys were able to ask key questions about the running of the Embassy and the importance in todays society. They also learned a lot about the relationship between the US and the UK.

The boys also had the chance to meet young US marines that have chosen a career in the forces.

The day ended with a tour of the marines quarters, and a group selfie in front of the US embassy’s iconic signage.

All of the boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience and feel inspired to move towards a positive career that may even involve politics.

Well done guys and thank you for hosting us on a truly enjoyable day at the Embassy.

Our final visit before Cornwall was spent with the US Embassy

We were given the opportunity to visit the embassy with the young people.

This is a huge chance for them all to experience the diverse and interesting operational functions of an establishment like this.

The young people were given a special tour of the Embassy with the team.

They also enjoyed eating lunch with some of the staff.

The boys were able to ask key questions about the running of the Embassy and the importance in todays society. They also learned a lot about the relationship between the US and the UK.

The boys also had the chance to meet young US marines that have chosen a career in the forces.

The day ended with a tour of the marines quarters, and a group selfie in front of the US embassy’s iconic signage.

All of the boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience and feel inspired to move towards a positive career that may even involve politics.

Well done guys and thank you for hosting us on a truly enjoyable day at the Embassy.

Part 2.
The Big SKY

Road trip to Cornwall to meet the ElementalUK Team

The second part of the project will revolve around mentoring and for that the young creatives will be visiting Elemental UK, who are based in Cornwall. The mentoring will involve a five day residential stay where the young creatives will plan a sound map of the life in London compared to rural life by the sea. The five days in Cornwall will be split between Newquay and Falmouth. The five days in Cornwall will be split between Newquay and Falmouth.

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Our amazing group of young people

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Meet the Team

Paul McKenzie

Youth Unity

Paul was leading on the film production of this project.

Dany Duncan

ElementalUK

Shirley Jackson

Youth Unity

Shirley lead on the project management of this project from concept to delivery, she also lead on the ground with the events, ensuring that everyone was watered, feed and accounted for!!!

Wesley Ankrah

DOMINVS Group

Wesley Ankrah is the Director of Social Value and Community Investment at Dominvs Group, a property developer that focuses on generating social value throughout the development lifecycle. Wes is an expert in identifying realistic social value opportunities and pragmatic in his crafting of initiatives that deliver positive outcomes for local communities. Before working in the Built Environment, Wes worked as a Youth Worker at Catch 22 for 8 years. In his free time, Wes enjoys barbequing, hanging out with his dogs and seeing friends.

Georgia Bird

DOMINVS Group

Georgia Bird is the Social Value Associate at Dominvs Group. Georgia applies methodologies to analyse socio-economic trends and identify local need for the research and reporting phases of our social value initiatives at project level and wider social value agenda at Dominvs Group. Georgia works closely with community partners to deliver projects that benefit the local community and wider stakeholders of the developments. In her free time, Georgia enjoys listening to music, playing her keyboard, running and hanging out with friends.

Radha Sudra

DOMINVS Group

Radha Sudra is the Marketing Co-ordinator at Dominvs Group. Radha works across the business’ portfolio, providing marketing and PR support internally on a project level and works closely with external partners to deliver campaigns and solidify the Dominvs brand. In her free time she lifts weights, reads and enjoys gaming.