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Work starts on £3.4m Rotherham youth centre

Representatives from organisations involved in the new youth centre view the start of the work
Image caption The centre is due to be completed in October

Work has begun on a multi-million pound "youth hub" in Rotherham.

The council said the £3.4m centre, next to St Ann's roundabout, was due to be completed by October.

Aimed at 11 to 19 year olds, it will include facilities such as a graffiti art room, IT suite, cinema, performance hall and rooftop cafe.

It will also act as a base for agencies to provide support and advice to young people and "help meet the needs and aspirations of young people".

The project has been funded as part of the national MyPlace initiative, which The Big Lottery Fund is delivering on behalf of the Department for Education.

The initiative aims to deliver "world class youth facilities" helped by the participation of young people.

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