Ben Johnson Road
Our goal at Haileybury Youth Centre is to deliver world class youth facilities for the young people of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets
The centre will continues to be managed and staffed by the council’s Youth and Community Services. The design of the Youth Centre has been drawn up in consultation with Youth and Community Services to ensure we make the best use of the space, in order to meet young people’s needs.
Our aim was to continue to build on the success of the existing Haileybury Youth Centre with it’s varied activities programmes such as Football, Pool, Music, Table Tennis, Cricket, Hockey, Archery, Cooking etc and to further establish itself within the immediate local community as a social venue, youth support centre and ‘After School Club’. Haileybury needs to be a centre that the local Stepney Community will support and enjoy. Some of the key aspirations of the scheme are:
A place for young people to come and have fun
Lit, cheerful and open atmosphere
Clear legibility from first point of entry
Allow uses and spaces to flow into one another
Create a sense of safety and connectivity
Cafe for users of the Youth Centre and Facility. In summer the café can open out to the corner allowing tables and chairs to spill outside enhancing that welcoming feeling and ‘Café Culture’.
Used for ‘Food Tech’ training which is a popular community function.
The Main Hall is designed to meet the requirements of a 2 Court Sport England Sports Hall. It is fitted out with a sprung timber floor and prescribed markings for various sports as well as mirrors along the long wall for dance training. Table Tennis tournaments can be played in the Sports Hall and there is space within the store for 10-12 table tennis tables.
Fitness Studio / Gym
The Studio/Gym space is accessible and is fitted out with 10 resistance equipment stations.
Male & Female Changing, Shower, WC and Accessible Facilities.
All changing facilities are accessible directly from the main entrance space, located at the entrance to the Main Hall and can double up as cloak rooms for special events.
This room is can accommodate 25 – 30 people for Table Football and Table Tennis.