Have your say on new Hackney Wick community centre

Cranes lifting containers to form the new hub

Cranes lifting containers to form the new hub - Credit: Archant

Hackney residents are being invited to get involved in the design and activities of a new community centre to open in November.

A new community centre is being build at Hackney Wick.

A new community centre is being build at Hackney Wick. - Credit: Archant

Construction of Hub 67 started yesterday (Thursday) in Rothbury Road, using recycled cabins from the 2012 Olympic Games, in response to calls for a more flexible community space.

The Fish Island hub will be a focal point for activities ranging from stay and play sessions for young children, sports and arts events to career advice and mentoring.

A youth programme will run from the premises, which aims to develop young leaders, through a series of social action projects.

The Legacy Corporation is also working with carpentry apprentices from Hackney Community College who will be making some of the furniture that will be used in the hub.

Artit's impressed of finished Hub67

Artit's impressed of finished Hub67 - Credit: Archant

People can have their say on activities and help make the artwork for the building’s façade and the central chandelier that will hang from the Hub’s main hall.

From 2 October there will be weekly drop-in workshops from 6pm to 8pm at Kings Yard Energy Centre, in Waterden Road at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Dennis Hone of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said: “Local people have always been at the heart of our plans and we are delighted that this new community space is taking shape. We want Hub 67 to be a legacy for the young people of Hackney Wick and Fish Island and their community.”

Hackney resident of 15 years, Tracie Trimmer-Platnam said: “We’ve been working to bring Hub 67 to life for three years and it’s very exciting seeing the cabins being lifted into place.

“Hackney Wick is a very special place full of special people. People round here are excited that they’ll have somewhere they can come together as a community, but also learn more about each other and enjoy spending time together.”

Everyone is welcome to join workshops and submit activity ideas.

Visit: hubsixtyseven.com for more information