The Prince’s Trust is opening a new centre at Beehive Mill in Ancoats, Manchester, in summer 2019 - former home of iconic nightclub Sankeys.
It will build on our existing presence in the area and significantly increase support for unemployed young people in Greater Manchester and throughout the North West, connecting them with even more training opportunities and jobs.
Plans for the new centre have been drawn up in collaboration with a young person-led design group to ensure the creation of a vibrant, inspirational and innovative space in which young people can connect and thrive. It follows dynamic new centres in Glasgow, Newcastle and Birmingham, and further demonstrates our vision to support young people in their local communities.
The development of the new centre comes at a time when many young people in the area are feeling apprehensive about their future prospects. Our 2018 Youth Index report, which measures the happiness and confidence of young people across the UK, revealed that half of young people in Greater Manchester fear that there will be fewer job opportunities in the next three years and that almost two thirds say they regularly feel stressed.
Nick Stace, UK Chief Executive of The Prince's Trust, says: "We are extremely excited to deliver this new centre in Manchester. At The Prince’s Trust, we firmly believe that every young person should have the chance to succeed.
Last year, The Prince’s Trust supported more than 2,000 young people in Greater Manchester and that number will increase as a result of this latest venture.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says: