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Planning for the new centre has just been granted! We are now able to proceed with development of Parkside as a Young Hackney centre.
Consultation to date
Members of staff from the Young Hackney service, together with architects from Shepheard Epstein Hunter held an initial consultation session with young people and staff from the centre.
The aim of the session was to find out what young people thought could be improved, what they'd like to stay the same and what kind of activities they'd like to see in the new centre.
It was a very productive session, with around 20 young people and two councillors posting their thoughts on the ideas board.
Here's the plans that we used for the initial consultation
Here's a model that the architects created
Most young people agreed that there was potential in the existing space, but that more could be done with the interior. Here's a summary of what they said:
Q: How could the building be improved?
Q: What kind of activities would you like to see at the new centre?
Gym equipment - more benches and a running machine, basketball, boxing, music studio, indoor football, games, an IT suite, dance studio.
If you have a comment to make on the initial ideas for the redevelopment of Parkside email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like more information about Young Hackney Parkside, you can contact Young Hackney through: email@example.com or by calling 020 7375 5435.