Location: Eslington Park, Teams, Gateshead
Client: Four Housing Group / Tyneside Cyrenians / Gateshead Redheugh 1957 (Redheugh Boys Club)
Status: Completed 2012
An exciting partnership between Tyneside Cyrenians, Gateshead Redheugh 1957 and Four Housing Group, provides new accommodation, a communal kitchen and sitting area have been built for 20 vulnerable young people in Gateshead. The Gateshead Residential Sporting Academy includes a public café, changing rooms and sports facilities with four fixed football pitches, to be used by homeless youngsters as well as the public.
It is a shining example of thoughtful use of sustainable technologies and a passive design approach. Gateshead Council called the development “a fantastic resource” for the community. Cabinet Member for Culture, Councillor Linda Green said “Providing accommodation for our homeless young people can be the first step towards helping them to move on to a more positive future”.