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Work begins on £1.2m youth centre in Hull

Work has begun on a new youth centre which will cater for more than 1,500 young people in Hull.

The youth centre next to St John's Church on St George's Road will replace a derelict church hall and will be known as Network - Young People's Centre (NYPC).

The £1.2m facility includes a large, glass roofed café area, with youth training and general activity space.

Community organisation, Hessle Road Network, will manage the facility.

It will provide daytime alternative learning services and evening recreational activities for nine to 21-year-olds, as well as providing social facilities for the St John's church on Sunday mornings.

'Hard work'

The centre has been developed by Hessle Road Network in partnership with St. John's Church, Hull Forward and Hull City Council.

Major funders include the Youth Capital Fund Plus (Department for Education funding administered by Hull City Council), Hull Forward, Hull City Council, Hull Primary Care Trust, Biffa and rugby charity, Wooden Spoon.

Michael Hills, chair of Hessle Road Network, said: "The construction of this superb new youth centre is the culmination of years of hard work by local people.

"The Network - Young People's Centre will be a testimony to the value we place in our local young people, many of whom have been involved in its design and development."

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