The Future | Barking & Dagenham Youth Zone
HB Architects were delighted to be awarded the project after being invited to submit a competition entry for the Barking & Dagenham Youth Zone.
The project forms part of the OnSide network of youth zones, providing young people aged between 8-19 years with a purpose built facility to enjoy in a safe environment, while raising their aspirations and confidence.
The site is located in a high profile corner Parsloes Park. The design is sensitive to the fact that the park is Metropolitan Open Land.
In keeping with the OnSide model, internally the design features; an exciting open plan recreation area at the heart of the facility, surrounded by high spec activity spaces, including; a music room, climbing wall, multi-use sports hall, fitness suite, martial arts suite, performing arts studio, inclusion room, girls room, training room and mentoring kitchen. Externally, young people will be provided with a 3G kick pitch, skate park and relaxation area. All in a secure environment.
RIBA Work Stages 0-7 | Currently under design development