Roundwood Centre plans go into consultation

Plans for the new Roundwood Youth Centre are going on display.

The new building, which will replace the existing youth club in Longstone Avenue, has received a £5 million “myplace” grant from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). Due for completion in 2011, it will serve young people in Harlesden and throughout Brent and will boast an internet café, performance space, dance and music studios, astro turf, climbing wall, roof terrace and race track for radio controlled cars.

An architects model will be on display and feedback sheets will be provided so that comments can be incorporated prior to the submission of the planning application in February 2010.

Taiwo Adedeji, manager of Roundwood Youth Club, said: “The people we have spoken to so far have been very impressed with the conceptual architecture for the new building. The consultation events are a chance for young people who will be using the centre, as well as local residents, to come along and have their say about the proposed designs before the planning application is submited.”

Members of the youth club, both past and present, have also been working with Sheffield  University’s architectural department to design a monument that it is hoped will be sited, subject to planning permission, at the the top of Longstone Avenue, so that people know they are near the centre.

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