Caddick picked for £7m Warrington Youth Zone
Charity OnSide Youth Zones has selected the construction firm to build a 33,000 sq ft sports and social hub in the town’s stadium quarter on Dallam Lane.
The facility will feature a range of amenities for young people including an indoor climbing wall, artificial football pitch, four-court sports hall, dance and drama studio, training kitchen, arts and crafts space, gym, music room with recording studio and enterprise suite.
Caddick Construction aims to start on site later this month.
Designed by Seven Architecture, the youth centre will offer more than 20 activities will be on offer for up to 250 young people every night of the week.
Adam Poyner, head of construction for OnSide Youth Zones, said: “It’s great to see another Youth Zone project join OnSide’s ever-growing network of much-needed Youth Zone facilities across the country, which provide opportunities and raise aspirations for young people from all backgrounds.”
Ian Threadgold, managing director of Caddick Construction North West, said: “The Youth Zone is specially designed to stand out and provide a visible landmark that will attract and inspire the young people who will enjoy and benefit from the many activities.
“It is a 21st-century facility that is so far removed from the old youth clubs we probably remember growing up with.”
The project team also includes HL Engineers, Hurstwood Environmental Consulting and Walker Sime.
Warrington Youth Zone will be OnSide’s twelfth Youth Zone project and follows the recently opened Hideout Youth Zone in Gorton, in East Manchester.