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Chorley Youth Zone is taking shape, with basement groundworks continuing in the lead up to the steel frame installation due later this month.

Chorley’s young people will soon start to see their £4.8million Youth Zone materialise with work on the two storey steel superstructure commencing in July.

Inspire, being built on Chapel Street in the centre of Chorley in close proximity to the bus and rail stations, will be a place where young people can reach their full potential, grow their dreams and achieve their goals. It will be a safe and supportive community for young people to belong and be themselves.

Expected to open in 2018, the Youth Zone will offer up to 20 activities every evening for young people aged between eight and 19, up to 25 for those with a disability, including; dance, sport, art, music and media. Inspire will cost young people £5 per year and just 50p per visit.

Adam Poyner, Senior Development Surveyor at OnSide Youth Zones said:

“Building work at Chorley Youth Zone is progressing well. We are preparing for the basement kick pitch and changing room area shell to be complete by mid-July. With basement wall reinforcement and formwork being installed, the pouring of concrete will happen in the next four weeks.”

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council said:

“We always strive on providing for our local community which is exactly what the development of the Youth Zone is expected to do.

“With an array of activities available, Inspire will provide for the younger generation, keeping children and younger adults pro-active and entertained. It will be a world-class facility catering for people with a wide variety of interests.”

Founder Patrons will be the first to visit the inspiring Youth Zone site for a VIP site visit in September before the Youth Zone is set to open in spring 2018.

The project is being run in partnership with Chorley Council, Lancashire County Council, The Arts Partnership and OnSide Youth Zones.

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