Krol Corlett are super proud to be appointed main contractor on the new state-of the-art youth centre in the former aging NHS Fleetwood Hospital building.
The old Fleetwood Hospital conservation area, has been largely unused for more than a decade. This will now be sympathetically transformed into a £1million Re-fit-for-Purpose new youth centre.
The Youth Hub will be part of the phased redevelopment, and will breathe life into the aging building and deliver much needed youth services for young people and the wider community.
The £1million project is led by The Fleetwood Trust, and funded by the Government’s Youth Investment Fund. The cash will also be used to improve part of The Hub Fleetwood community space and transform it into “a thriving and vibrant hub” for the town’s youth.
Trust CEO Charley Wilkinson said “thrilled to be able to bring this amazing opportunity to Fleetwood and its young people. We hope its impact will be felt for generations to come.”
The new Youth Hub has been designed so that it will be an integral part of The Hub Fleetwood building, but with a dedicated entrance so that it can operate separately as required.
This mixed-use community hub already has a foodbank and is now working in partnership with the NHS, Macmillan Cancer Support centre, REGENDA HOMES LIMITED offices and Blackpool and The Fylde College classrooms and local businesses who will have a presence in the community-focused building to provide a wide range of services and opportunities.
The trust’s vision is also to have the following facilities open for the local community:
- Café and teaching kitchen
- Co-working spaces
- Multi-purpose studios
- Meeting rooms and offices
Chairman of the Fleetwood Trust – Fylde-born Lord Tom McNally was also in attendance for the opening ‘spade in the ground ceremony’– said: “I am grateful to our chief executive, Charley Wilkinson, and all who have helped…”
“These reuse and find new purpose schemes are a firm favourite of Krol Corlett, who are on a socially responsible mission to support grassroots regeneration” – Simon Krol, Director.