Braunstone Grove re-opens as Community Hub after major investment

B-inspired News   •   February 19th 2020

Braunstone Grove

Binspired, a charity and community business in Braunstone open the doors to their newly refurbished Community Hub, The Grove, after a major investment.

The former youth Centre, in Cort Crescent was earmarked for transfer last summer to B-Inspired under the city council’s community asset transfer policy.

After signing a 25-year lease for the building b inspired set about a major revamp through £340,000 of funds secured from charitable trusts the Garfield Weston Foundation and Power to Change.

The doors are now open to the public and they can expect to see a newly created community café space on the ground floor, plus a dance and fitness studio and a bar and training facilities on the first floor.

Outside, two multi-use games areas have also been refurbished, creating a new 3G pitch new fencing, plus improved outdoor furniture and sports equipment.

Angie Wright, chief officer at B-Inspired, said: “We are thrilled with how the refurbishment project has worked out and believe we have created a community hub that Braunstone can be proud of and that will offer a wide range of activities. As well as football and dance, there will be youth sessions, adult fitness classes, education and training for sports coaches and after-school study clubs. Community groups will also be able to hire our facilities.

“A main focus for us is the development of four new community businesses, led by local people. These businesses will run the community café, bar, dance studio and the Braunstone Park 18 football club. They will be integral to our success and represent our commitment to this community”.

We look forward to opening our doors to the local community at the end of February.