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Design plans revealed for new £6m Wolverhampton Youth Zone facility

by Aoife Dowling | 03 Jul 2013

The first images and design plans of the new Wolverhampton Youth Zone facility for young people aged between eight and 19 have beeen unveiled.

Wolverhampton City Council, The Morgan Foundation and the charity OnSide are working on plans to devolop the purpose built centre.

Situated on land between School Street, Worcester Street and Little Brickklin Street, the centre will offer a range of activities including sport, fitness, dance, arts, music, media and self improvement.

Plans drawn up by HB Architects show a two-storey building featuring a four court sports hall with facilities for indoor tennis, badminton, football, netball and basketball and a separate climbing wall.

There will also be a fitness suite with the latest gym equipment and two outdoor multi-use games areas.

The £6m centre will also have an outdoor recreation area, kitchen and café area selling healthy food and drink, multi purpose areas for dance, music, arts and crafts, gaming and DJ-ing, martial arts and boxing facilities.

There will be a Chill Out zone for relaxing, eating, drinking and entertainment and recreation area with pool table, small games and table football. Meanwhile, quiet rooms will be used to offer mentoring support, counselling, advice and enterprise activities.

The design work is continuing and it is hoped that construction could begin next year, with the centre opening for the first time in 2015.

Kathryn Morley, the chief executive of OnSide said: “This is a massive development - both in scale and in terms of what it will mean to young people - and we're delighted to have such committed partners in Wolverhampton; their determination to bring a Youth Zone to the city for the benefit of Wolverhampton's young people is truly inspiring.”

Steve Morgan, Chair of The Morgan Foundation, said: “This is a tremendous opportunity to make a really positive contribution to the lives of young people within Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas.”

The first images and design plans of the new Wolverhampton Youth Zone facility for young people aged between eight and 19 have beeen unveiled. Wolverhampton City Council, The Morgan Foundation and the charity OnSide are working on plans to devolop the purpose built centre. Situated on land between School Street, Worcester Street and Little Brickklin Street, the centre will offer a range of activities including sport, fitness, dance, arts, music,
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Design plans revealed for new £6m Wolverhampton Youth Zone facility
The first images and design plans of the new Wolverhampton Youth Zone facility for young people aged between eight and 19 have beeen unveiled.
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