Refurbished Youth Centre Given Go Ahead

W13 site to benefit from £2 million grant

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Plans to modernise and expand the W13 Youth Centre in Ealing have moved a step closer and the Council has announced the appointment of building firm Thomas Sinden Limited.

The centre in Churchfield Road will be refurbishd and transformed into a hub for young peopl with a gym, sports hall, recording studio and training kitchen.

The 2 million pound redevelopment grant came from central government after Ealing Council successfully bid last year.

It will offer activities for young people with additional needs, help with education and careers, sexual health services and family and school advice. Young people who use the W13 centre have been involved in developing the proposals.

Councillor Patricia Walker, cabinet member for Children and Young People said: “This is a really exciting project for Ealing. In these times of government cuts, I’m delighted that we’ve been able to secure this investment.

“Many of the services and activities delivered by the centre will be lifelines for local families, housing a range of youth support services and providing help, information and advice on a wide range of topics in a much improved environment. It will also be of huge benefit to the wider community by tackling some of the complex issues that teenagers face at home and school.”

Construction firm Thomas Sinden Limited have been appointed to carry out the work, which is scheduled to start before the end of the year.

The redeveloped centre is due to open its doors in September 2011.


19 October 2010


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