My Place is new space for Harold Hill kids
A STATE-OF-THE-ART centre designed for bored Harold Hill youths came once step closer to reality following groundbreaking on Monday.
The My Place building – part of Havering Council’s overarching regeneration scheme, Harold Hill Ambitions - will include dance and music space, a recording studio, bike workshop, computer suite, a juice bar and caf� and a cr�che.
The building, by Central Park Leisure Centre, in Gooshays Drive, was funded by a Big Lottery Fund �4m grant and council cash.
It will be a community facility, but focus on the needs of young people, following a consulatation with residents.
Child designers were on site with Cllrs Michael White, leader, and Paul Rochford, cabinet member for children and learning, and representatives from HAVCO and Motorvations.
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Kui Sum, 17, who is part of the project, said: “It is great to visit the site where some of our design ideas will become a reality.”
The building will also be Havering’s greenest and one of few in the UK with a zero carbon rating.
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Cllr White said: “We want our residents to have the best quality of life possible and giving young people a place to meet their friends and learn new skills will benefit everyone.”
The building is due to be completed in early 2012.