As a result of the continuing success of Young People Cornwall we have outgrown our offices base in Truro and we are looking forward to moving our HQ to The House Youth Centre in St. Austell in the not too distant future.
This move has been made possible by unbelievable support from The Kier Group, their sub-contractors and St. Austell Town Council. These organisations have worked together to help us secure the office space above the youth centre and then completely refurbish the building – from painting the inside and out, replacing lights, providing flooring, repairing the central heating and even assembling the office furniture.
On Tuesday the 20th March, the new office was officially opened by the Mayor of St. Austell, Councillor Graham Walker who said:
“Young People Cornwall offer very important Youth Services across Cornwall and are very active in St Austell. The Town Council is really pleased to be able to help them to re-locate their Head Office to The House in St Austell and we look forward to working even more closely with them in the future for the benefit of young people in the St Austell area. The support provided by Kier and their contractors recently in refurbishing The House has been tremendous and I must thank them all for their hard work and generosity on behalf of the town.”
Nick Smith, CEO of Young People Cornwall stated:
“I’d like to thank everyone involved in the refurbishment of The House and the office space. It really has been a mammoth undertaking and we are so grateful to The Kier Group for enabling this to happen. Thanks must go to the many contractors who have helped transform the building – special mention to Totus and The Rogers Group for giving so much of their time, expertise and resources and to the many other organisations who have helped including Chubb, Avalon, Jewson, Cornwall Glass, GPH, Centristic, Lang & Potter, LTC, Lidstone, Luscombe Construction, GPH Carpentry, New Barton Contracts, Allium & PBWC.
Special thanks must go also to St. Austell Town Council for their ongoing support of Young People Cornwall, their tireless work to ensure this project overcame many challenges and for their continued investment in services for young people. We are extremely grateful to all of the councillors and the clerks for their unfailing support.
We must also thank the young people involved in helping shape the plans for the refurbishment. Young people from the project worked alongside the team from Kier to create and design the colour schemes and layout of the office space. Young people’s involvement is central to our organisation and the fact that Kier were able to involve them in the planning and design of the building was a great opportunity and beneficial for all involved.
The new offices will host around 45 staff all of whom are dedicated to providing essential services for young people across the county – we are delighted to have been chosen as Kier’s nominated charity and feel extremely privileged and proud to have benefitted from their support. A heartfelt thanks is extended to all of you”.