The basic concept underpinning the project is to provide a community-driven flexible building to encourage young people in the age range 10 to 25 years old to drop in on an informal basis, but also partake in structured activities as appropriate. The building will comprise space for a lounge, a main multipurpose space as well as meeting rooms, catering facilities and toilets.
Young People surveyed are looking for a facility to enjoy both unstructured and structured activities. The former would include a social place to ‘hang out’; with refreshments, pool and table tennis tables; internet access and gaming. The latter would include themed events, discos, film nights, barbeques and suchlike.
The Weald School see the advantage of providing additional premises to put on courses, which would benefit from a non-classroom environment and augment the school curriculum with additional non curricula activities.