New Keystone Youth Centre
Littlehampton Town Council and Arun District Council are preparing to replace the existing Keystone Centre, Eldon Way, Wick, with a brand-new youth centre and they want your views on how to improve the facilities.
A number of community engagement events took place before a feasibility study was conducted.
Latest News - May 2021
Keystone Youth Centre a step close to opening
The recent rubber stamping of revised design plans for a new building to replace the Keystone youth centre in Eldon Way was met by a collective sigh of relief. The team managing the Town Council’s project had battled valiantly in the face of delays and problems triggered by the Pandemic, but rising costs meant it was time to bring in specialists and review the scheme. Appointing a subcommittee of Councillors to drive this, the result was a brave decision to change the design.
Speaking about the project, Chair of the Community Centres Sub-Committee, Councillor Freddy Tandy, said: “The revised design, drafted by principal architects Heyler Davies, retains the key features of the original building in a single storey concept. The project team are now focussed on preparing the planning application, hoping to submit it by the end of June, with approval given by the Autumn. The process of commissioning a builder will also get underway, with a view to construction commencing in 2022.”
Given the ongoing uncertainty created by COVID-19 this is an ambitious timeframe, but the Town Council will be working closely with Arun District Council, the project’s partners, to deliver not only a new centre, but also to make much-needed improvements to the site’s outdoor facilities.