16 10 '18

Legacy Youth Zone is shooting up out of the ground. The steel frame of the building is now complete as Croydon’s young people move one step closer to setting foot inside this fantastic facility.Our contractors, Armfield Construction, are now at work installing walls, doors and staircases ahead of the cladding being fitted to the exterior of the building. The progress is…

27 09 '18

Legacy Youth Zone, Croydon’s soon-to-be-completed youth facility, hosted an event to welcome local rap star Michael Dapaah to its site on Wednesday 26thof September. The comedian behind fictional character Big Shaq, was born and raised in Croydon and spoke to local young people about his experiences growing up in the area. Dapaah, whose visit was…

05 09 '18

Young people from were proud to reveal their specially-designed hoardings at the site of Legacy Youth Zone. The hoardings displayed around the site showcase young people’s vision for the new £6.5million youth zone, set to open in 2019. Working in collaboration with award-winning design agency ZAK, members of the Youth Zone’s Young People’s Development Group were keen to highlight the amazing opportunities…

10 08 '18

Work on Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone is rapidly progressing. The steel frame of the structure is set to be installed in the coming weeks following the imminent completion of the foundation and groundworks which have been installed over the last couple of months. The development will then continue with the floors, staircases and roofing being…

06 08 '18

Housing association L&Q is helping to build a brighter future for Croydon’s young people by becoming the latest Founder Patron of Legacy Youth Zone. With funding from L&Q, Legacy will open next year, giving young people between eight and 19 (and up to 25 with additional needs) somewhere safe and affordable to go with many inspiring activities on…

08 05 '18

Croydon’s young people have moved one step closer to walking through the doors of their state-of-the-art £6.5million OnSide Youth Zone, after building work began this week. A special ground-breaking ceremony at the Youth Zone site in Selhurst welcomed many of the project’s funders to witness the first sod being cut by a 10-foot spade. They…

01 03 '18

Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone is delighted to welcome Barnabas Shelbourne onboard as Chief Executive. Barnabas brings with him a wealth of experience in youth work across various roles, from starting his career within the sector as a volunteer, moving into full-time roles and working in universal settings, delivering targeted projects and working in youth engagement…

08 01 '18

Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone has been boosted by the support of housing developer Redrow. The company has come onboard as a Founder Patron which means the company will be contributing £25,000 per year for three years towards the Youth Zone’s annual £1million revenue costs. The facility’s £6million building costs have been funded by Croydon Council,…

07 11 '17

Croydon Youth Zone is delighted to announce that Nick Sleep has been appointed as its Chair. A supporter of OnSide, the charity developing the facility in Thornton Heath, Nick says he is excited to take on the role and extend the charity’s network of Youth Zones to Croydon. Nick grew up in Berkshire and Hampshire…

05 09 '17

Croydon’s new state-of-the-art £6million OnSide Youth Zone came a step closer this week when the planning application was approved by the Council. Once completed the Youth Zone will mean the young people of the borough will be able to access 20 exciting activities at a brand new centre which will be located on the junction…

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