We are delighted to announce that the purchase of the Horsham Y Centre was completed on 31 March.
We have acted as managing agents for the project on behalf of YMCA England for several years, but this purchase signifies our commitment to protecting accommodation for young people into the future as well as continuing our investment in securing housing stock.
Also, we have secured a grant for £450,000 from the Housing and Communities Agency to redevelop YMCA Crawley Foyer. We plan to match this amount with our own funds in order to refurbish the hostel and create a wellbeing centre for local young people. The Residents’ accommodation will be refurbished and modernised and the Wellbeing Centre will allow us, in partnership with other local providers, to extend the services available, such as employment search and training. RDJW Architects are currently working on plans, discussions are being held with staff and consultation will be carried out with residents as part of the planning process. The work is to be completed by the end of March 2018.