EdCity in Hammersmith is to get a new Youth Zone, offering weekend and evening activities and opportunities for young people in White City.
The new OnSide Youth Zone, named WEST, will be funded by £65m Education City development, and will help future and existing generations of White City residents get a better start in life.
“We’re delighted to help deliver a hub for life-long learning and opportunities in partnership with education charities Ark and OnSide Youth Zones at their new White City home,” said Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
“The new Education City will be at the heart of ‘West Tech’, our White City innovation district. It’s a crucial new addition to our Industrial Strategy, which seeks to unleash the skills, talents and aspirations of our young people.”
By working together with the education charity Ark, H&F Council has made possible the new youth facilities – as well as a new primary school, a nursery, an adult education centre and new affordable homes.
Education City is a major development which, as well as the new OnSide Youth Zone, will create a new building for Ark Swift Primary Academy, an improved Harmony Neighbourhood Nursery, an expanded adult education and community learning centre, and 132 new homes, along with a new collaborative hub for education charities, a new boulevard and a public square.
The redeveloped primary school will be completed in 2021, with Education City fully finished in 2023. Ark and the Council are sharing the funding of the £120m project.