Friday 20 April 2012

Myplace Harold Hill is launched!

In March 2009 the Big Lottery Fund presented Havering Council with a grant of £4.7million to open a myplace centre at Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill.

This development was the ideal facility for the Havering community, who had asked for more for young people to do at a consultation with the Council.

Councillor Kelly said: "We asked Harold Hill residents what they wanted, and this is what they told us, I hope that many of them will be making use of this state-of-the-art centre."

Harold Hill myplace has been publicised as a 'centre of excellence' by Havering Council, due to its emphasis on youth enterprise work with young people, their parents and local people, which it hopes will boost confidence, skills and job opportunities, and bring the community together.

The centre will provide the young people of Havering with access to a juice bar and cafe, a crèche, dance and music performance space, a recording studio, a bike workshop, an information service, and a computer suite.

Councillor Kelly said: "myplace is going to be a great facility for Harold Hill and will provide a meeting place for young people with a whole range of things for them to do."

It will be one of very few buildings in the UK to have a zero carbon rating. The £4.7 million youth centre in Harold Hill, Havering, will be the greenest building in the borough.

Councillor Steven Kelly, deputy leader of the council and Harold Hill Ambitions project leader, said: "I am immensely proud that this new youth centre will be zero carbon, not only is this our greenest building, but very few buildings in the entire country are built to this standard."

The Harold Hill myplace centre will be constructed to be as sustainable as possible, and due to its careful design will generate enough energy to power the building.


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