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.

This flagship employability and skills hub in the heart of the city will help us to grow delivery of all our programmes and, in doing so, enable even more young people across Greater Manchester and the wider North West to develop the confidence and skills to live, learn and earn.

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:

To give every young person in Greater Manchester the chance to get ahead in life, employment opportunities and skills training have to be at the core of what we do. Organisations like The Prince’s Trust, whose work to date transforming young lives speaks for itself, help enormously. This new centre is a really positive step for the city.