Work has begun to convert a Teesside fire station into a community facility for young people.
The project at Redcar Fire Station has seen firefighters temporarily move to nearby Kirkleatham Business Park.
The new "one-stop-shop" for youngsters will involve Cleveland Fire Brigade, Cleveland Police as well as local council and health officials.
The revamped £1.4m facility, which will offer health and welfare advice, is due to be completed by the Spring of 2011.
Jean O'Donnell, chair of Cleveland Fire Authority, said: "We are very excited about this unique and innovative partnership between ourselves and other local agencies.
"This new facility will see a huge change in our ability to help and influence local youngsters.
"We want it to act as a one-stop-shop for anyone wishing to access young people's services in the area, thereby improving young people's life chances and aspirations."