The DIY School in the community


Mill House Project


The DIY School is committed to helping our community and is proud to support the Mill House Project in conjunction with the owners of Pear Mill, Lee Mar Estates



Construction Classes for 14-16 year olds
The Mill House Project
A non for profit organisation
The project is aimed at giving young people aged 14-16 (some of whom may be disengaged from education) the opportunity to access and gain a wide range of construction skills, and accreditation from their experience.
The project provides:
The Mill House project is able to provide an interesting and meaningful experience for young people where they can develop skills in a controlled safe environment. The experience develops confidence, self esteem and a sense of achievement. This helps young people to develop and assist them to progress onto further education, training, and employment/apprenticeships.
The project highlights and promotes the value of the Grade II listed victorian Pear Mill premises, which the owners and the property managing company, Lee Mar Estates have provided to the project. Through opportunities such as presentation events and press releases and other media opportunities, the project will help develop and strengthen significant benefits to the community as a whole by extending staff employment opportunities along with helping young people to move into positive futures.
Construction skills training:
To meet the requirements of the EDEXEL construction qualifications and to ensure a feeling of achievement/making a difference we wish to enhance the construction programme by allowing small groups of young people to enhance their newly developed skills by working on carefully selected projects in the community.
These projects are identified by Lee Mar Estates, the managing agents and owners and the Mill House Project manager. The projects range in the newly found technical skills the students have acquired and can be from repairing broken windows to refurbishing parts of the Mill so new start up companies have economical premises to help them establish their business dreams.
Young people will work on these projects under suitably qualified/experienced supervision with the aim of renovating/developing the Pear Mill Site.
The Mill House project will run EDEXEL construction skills qualifications ranging from entry level to BTEC level 1 over a 12 month period. For the current year 11 project the learners will work towards achieving level 1 units.
Registered Office:
Company No. 07938308

Lee-Mar Estates Limited

Pear Mill Industrial Estate

Stockport Road West




Phone: +44 (0)161 430 2216

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Company No. 01337709


The Mill House project is supported by Lee Mar Estates, Property Managers and the owners of Pear Mill,Stockport,Cheshire.