An armadillo in Dagnam Park Drive?

Standing on the corner of Dagnam Park Drive, onlookers might be puzzled.

Is it a bird, is it a plane armadillo?!

No, it’s a �4million giant caterpillar!

As pictured, work on Havering’s state-of-the art My Place youth centre is well underway.

The wooden beams show how the building is taking its caterpillar-like form, a symbol for change and development in the borough.

Funded by a grant from the Big Lottery after residents said they wanted more for young people to do, the centre will provide a wide range of activities.

Inside the giant caterpillar will be a juice bar, a dance and music performance space, a recording studio, a bike workshop and a computer suite.

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Set to become Havering’s greenest building once complete, the centre will be an outstanding landmark for local residents to be proud of.

Provided the giant caterpillar doesn’t transform into a butterfly, My Place will be open to the public in spring 2012