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Building work complete as furniture begins to arrive at The Hive

14th February 2017 by Onside Youth Zones

High tech equipment is starting to arrive at The Hive Youth Zone this week with more to follow ahead of our opening date on April 8th 2017 after our contractors H.H Smith & Sons officially complete building work on Wirral’s new Youth Zone.

With less than 50 days to go until the opening weekend, the exterior elements of the Youth Zone including the newly installed skate park, is now complete with interior fitting out now well underway.

You will have seen our fantastic climbing wall fitted and the gym equipment, supplied by Pulse Fitness, has recently arrived as has much of the office furniture and chairs. The boxing ring is set to arrive in the coming weeks as is many of the sofa’s, pool tables, desktop computers and lots more.

The Hive Youth Zone’s Young People’s Development Group has recently been working with OnSide Youth Zones Senior Development Surveyors and professional designers to put some of their fresh and exciting ideas into practice from artwork on the walls, to colours of their furniture to ensure The Hive is ‘buzzing’ with life in the weeks leading up to opening.

Click on the image below to check out the latest shots!

Build Update - 1 month to go!

Stuart Barnes, General Manager at The Hive – Wirral Youth Zone said: “We are well on track with the development of the Youth Zone ahead of opening on April 8th 2017. With the erection of the colourful and striking looking fins, people will now be able to physically see the vision become a reality for the young people of Wirral. The next few weeks will see interior elements of the Youth Zone take shape and as with any OnSide Youth Zone young people’s vision is imperative and we are all excited to see what they come up with.”

Wirral Youth Zone will offer a multitude of activities and services will help raise the aspirations, improve the health and well-being and enhance the prospects of an anticipated membership of over 3,000 young people across Wirral.

To make this a reality, The Hive needs to recruit 100 dedicated members of the community to make sure they deliver the best service for Wirral’s young people. If you have a passion for working with young people or simply want to give a little back by helping out in an admin or kitchen role for example, The Hive want to hear from you, contact Volunteer and Training Manager Sam Curley on: sam.curley@thehiveyouthzone.org.

The Hive will cost £1 million per year to run and this will be through a combination of public sector and private sector funding. 50% of the running costs has virtually been secured through the local business community, but they still need more. Becoming a Founder Patron of The Hive is a chance for the local businesses and philanthropists to make the difference to the lives of young people and the future of a prospering region. Their support and endorsement of the project will lead the way to encourage others to invest in the future of the borough’s young people. For more information about how to get involved please contact: Kate Thomas on kate.thomas@thehiveyouthzone.org.

Wirral Youth Zone is an independent charity which will operate to the successful OnSide Youth Zones model. For more information or to sign up as a member visit www.thehiveyouthzone.org/new-member.