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.
8m high climbing wall
Not for profit
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.