Haringey Council has appointed Diamond Special Works to deliver a new youth facility for Haringey’s young people.
The £1.1m project, which is now underway, will create the Rising Green Youth Hub in Lymington Avenue. The project will see Diamond Special Works refurbish a former retail unit situated within a mixed commercial and residential development.
The two-storey building, which has been returned to a shell and core, will be transformed into a dedicated space offering a vast range of activities and a new kitchen and café area. The fit out includes new internal walls and doors, the installation of mechanical and electrical services, and a new platform lift.
Reuben Hayes, Operations Director at Diamond Special Works, said: “This refurbishment will create much needed space and support for young people in the area, helping them to reach their full potential.
“Working closely with Haringey Council and young people, we are looking forward to playing a part in bringing this fantastic facility to the local community.”
The new youth hub is scheduled to be complete by the summer and is aimed at young people aged 11 to 19 as well as those up to age 25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
The facility will offer activities including arts, music production, web design, and employment and life skills workshops. A group of young people from Wood Green has helped to shape the architectural design and what the programme will offer.
To mark the start of works, the young people and council representatives took a tour of the site to see how their concepts will be brought to life.
Diamond Special Works is part of the Diamond Build Group and specialises in public sector building work for projects up to £2m.