Haileybury Youth Centre

Stepney, Tower Hamlets, London

The Haileybury Youth Centre delivers world-class youth facilities for the young people of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The centre is managed and staffed by the council's Youth and Community Services. The design was drawn up in consultation with Youth and Community Services to ensure it meets young people's needs.
The aim was to continue to build on the success of the existing Haileybury Youth Centre, with its varied activities programmes such as football, pool, music, table tennis, cricket, hockey, archery, cooking, etc. The ambition was to establish itself within the immediate local community as a social venue, youth support centre and ‘after school club’. Ultimately it would be a centre that the local Stepney Community would support and enjoy. Some of the key aspirations of the scheme were:

  • A place for young people to come and have fun
  • Daylit, cheerful and open atmosphere
  • Clear legibility from first point of entry
  • Allow uses and spaces to flow into one another
  • Create a sense of safety and connectivity

Cafe for users of the Youth Centre and Facility. In summer the café opens out to the corner allowing tables and chairs to spill outside enhancing that welcoming feeling and ‘Café Culture’.

Training Kitchen
Used for ‘Food Tech’ training which is a popular community function.