Warrington Youth Zone is delighted to welcome Wire Regeneration as its latest Founder Patron.

The joint venture between commercial property firm Langtree and Warrington Borough Council will support the charity’s ongoing running costs. The Youth Zone, located in the Stadium Quarter opposite the UTC, is currently under construction and due to open next spring.

It will become the new home of Warrington Youth Club and provide the town’s young people, aged between seven and 19, with over 20 activities every evening for just 50p with facilities for sports, arts, media, climbing and projects including enterprise and employability workshops and the club’s existing Buddy Up scheme.

John Downes, Group Chief Executive of Langtree, said: “This is an initiative that we know will deliver lasting benefits to our community and it makes absolute sense to a business like ours, based in Warrington and investing here, to support it.  I’m looking forward to the opening immensely.”

Wire Regeneration was set up to regenerate the Southern Gateway part of the town centre and is a keen supporter of initiatives that help young people to thrive.  

The £6.9 million Youth Zone is being delivered by OnSide, a national charity which has created a network of Youth Zones across the country, providing local young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. 

Local businesses, such as Wire Regeneration, and philanthropists will become the Youth Zone’s Founder Patrons, contributing to its annual running costs. 

Warrington Borough Council Chief Executive, Steven Broomhead, welcomed the involvement of Wire Regeneration in the initiative: “All businesses benefit from stable communities that provide motivated, adaptable young people with the right attitude to work.  The Youth Zone will be a key piece of infrastructure for the town in delivering this and I look forward to seeing it up and running.”

Warrington Youth Zone Chief Executive Dave McNicholl said: “We are so thankful to all involved with Wire Regeneration for their fantastic support of Warrington’s young people. We are getting closer and closer to opening our doors and that wouldn’t be possible without the support of so many local businesses and Warrington Borough Council.”