Manchester HideOut Youth Zone


Completed in Spring 2020 as a not-for profit project, HideOut Youth Zone is part of a network of independent youth organisations. The vision of the successful charity, OnSide Youth Zones, the centre provides local children with a place to go, something to do, and someone to talk to.

Jointly funded by Manchester City Council and local philanthropist Fred Done, this centre caters to young people aged 8 – 19 (up to 25 for those with additional needs). Visitors will have their choice of activities, ranging from indoor climbing and boxing to gardening and cooking using fully tailored facilities.




This inspirational building has a distinctive geometry designed to maximise the usable area on a uniquely shaped site.

Facilities include a full-sized sports hall, an 8metre climbing wall, 3G outdoor sports pitch, dance studio, music and media suites, theatre, arts room, boxing gym, fitness suite, sensory room and café.

  • Indoor full size-sports hall and outdoor 3G sports pitch
  • Dance studio, martial arts studio and boxing gyms
  • State of the art fitness suite
  • 8m high climbing wall
  • Arts area, media room and maker’s space
  • Fully equipped training kitchen
  • Café
  • Skate Park
  • Sensory room
  • Allotment

Key Stats

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£6.6 million

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8m high climbing wall

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Not for profit

The local area


Birthplace of Manchester City F.C. and a former gem of the industrial revolution, the Belle Vue area of Gorton has suffered from years of neglect. Projects like this youth centre are helping to regenerate and revitalise this area, restoring the areas pride and former glory.

The Manchester ward in which the project is located ranks 2nd worst in England for the effect of long-term deprivation on children. HideOut gives the children of the area a safe and state-of-the-art space where they can expand their horizons.

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