Consultation on plans to develop Parkside Youth Centre

Residents and young people are invited to an open consultation session on the redevelopment of Parkside Youth Centre as a Young Hackney centre, on Wednesday 27 July, 4pm - 8.30pm, at Woodberry Grove, N4.

The redevelopment is part of the Hackney myplace programme, which will ultimately result in five new or refurbished youth centres in the borough, including a flagship building at Forest Road, Dalston, which is set to open early summer 2012.

In addition to the core activities and full range of support services, each of the neighbourhood centres will offer its own unique specialism, such as IT, media, sport, enterprise or drama that will act as a draw for young people from across the whole borough. It is proposed that the Parkside centre should adopt a specialism in enterprise.

The architects for the scheme, Shepheard Epstein and Hunter, and Young Hackney staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Photographs and diagrams used as a focus for discussions between the architects and young people during an initial consultation session on 5 July will also be available. Feedback from this session was used to create the draft for public consultation.

The latest draft plans for the scheme will be available on the young hackney website, visit: and click on ‘Young Hackney Parkside’.

Please email comments on the initial ideas for the redevelopment of Parkside to:

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