‘The Factory’ is a 17,000 sq ft, three storey flagship youth centre that opened in May 2012, and provides a range of innovative, creative and socially inclusive activities and services for people aged 13 -19. It is the first youth centre to be built in Birmingham in the last six years.
The Factory facility plays an important part in the long-term social, cultural and economic improvement of Longbridge, providing a safe and welcoming environment and allowing young people to participate in a range of activities and enterprise programmes. The centre also provides young people with the space to socialise and enjoy new learning experiences.
The building features multi-functional rooms, specialist performing arts space, sports hall and conference rooms. It will also include an ICT suite, music and state of the art media centre, along with a workshop area, outdoor multi-use games area, café and garden.
The centre also offers a variety of sporting activities, creative and performing arts programmes, active citizenship and volunteering, youth business, social enterprise, guidance counselling (such as health services), education, training and career advice. A team of professionally qualified Youth Workers are based at the centre, providing services and support for young people.
For more information or to get involved, visit The Factory website.