A NEW youth centre will “completely transform” services in one area of Worcester.

Building work on the new Warndon Youth Centre is due to be completed in June. As previously reported in your Worcester News, the building – an extension of Warndon Community Centre in Shap Drive – will replace the previous youth centre in Chedworth Drive.

Work on the £1.2 million youth centre is being overseen by the Worcester Community Trust, which is responsible for the management of six community centres across the city, including Warndon. Esther Passingham, service transformation officer for the trust, said: “From really a very limited service, we are creating a fantastic space with wonderful facilities and fantastic staff, led by Edd Terrey, who is a very skilled lead youth worker for the trust.

“We’re really excited because it’s going to completely transform the youth service in Warndon.

“It’s great to see the building work taking shape because it’s been talked about for such a long time.

“But it’s coming together now in front of our eyes.”

The Worcester Community Trust was launched on April 1 last year and brings together three Worcester charities to take responsibility for community and youth services previously run by Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council.

The merger of the three charities – CAP360, Horizon Worcester and Westside Worcester – into a single trust aims to put the community at the forefront of the development of new and existing services and enable people from across the city to get involved.