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Last updated 14/06/24

Left - The start of BYC on Edward Street's demolition. Right - An early visualisation of the new building due to open mid-2025.

 

What’s going on with BYC?

Demolition of the site on Edward Street is well and truly underway. This is the start of a major redevelopment of the building, due to open on the same site in June 2025.

Our office and some of our youth activities have moved to 94 Gloucester Road. This is a smaller space and so we’re not able to offer as much as we’re used to but we’re slowly building our youth programme back up and welcome regular young members of BYC to join in. Call, email or contact Brighton Youth Centre on Instagram if you want info on what’s going on currently.

Above shows an early visual of the new plans for the building. Due to soaring costs the original plans sadly had to be reduced in size, but this new building still provides a huge update on what we had before.

The west side of the building is being demolished and replaced, with the entrance being moved onto the corner of Edward Street and an outdoor space created at the back. The east half of the building that the skatepark sits in is remaining and being refitted on the inside.

This will create a fully accessible youth centre with upgrades to all our existing facilities as well as new additions such as a cafe space, and counselling and GP rooms. On the top floor you can see the extension to the skatepark which will provide a larger seating area overlooking the city, toilets and extra amenities.

Our initial plans to provide a temporary skate facility in Brighton while all this was going on have proven much harder than they originally seemed due to lack of available spaces. But we are still looking and hope to provide somewhere throughout the winter months, should somewhere come up.

We’re extremely grateful to everyone who visits the centre over the years, and are sorry for the disruption. This work is essential to securing BYC’s long term future and allowing us to continue providing these services to young people in Brighton. We will of course keep you updated with any and all progress as we go through this change. Until then, if you didn’t hear it from us then feel free to ignore whatever it is.

We will continue to keep the public and service users regularly updated in this time of transition.

If you wish to contact us our contact information will remain constant:

Enquiries email: office@brightonyouthcentre.org.uk

Office phone number: 01273 681 368

Instagram – Brighton Youth Centre / BYC Skatepark

 


Supporting BYC as a charity

BYC is a charity that owns the building and runs sessions and activities. We receive a grant from the Council but we raise most of our income (over 80%) from renting space in the building and income from the skatepark. This means our income has been hit hard as a consequence of losing our building on Edward Street while redevelopment work takes place.

If you are able to support us at this time that would be appreciated. This could be a donation, a message of support or an offer of help.
 

If you want to donate you can do so below. If you’re booking a place in the skatepark you also have the option of making a donation alongside your booking.

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