Centre will provide home for scouts as well as events and social gatherings
The new centre is on Aisgill Avenue
A new Community Hub is set to open on 27 June on Aisgill Avenue, in the Gibbs Green Estate, West Kensington. Formerly the replacement homes suite of the previous owners of the development site, it has remained locked and unused for several years.
The Hub is a flexible space designed to be run by and for residents. It will serve as the new home for the 10th Fulham Scouts, providing them with a dedicated base. The gardens have also been restored and are being looked after by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association, ensuring they are open for all to enjoy during the day.
The Earls Court Development Company (ECDC) is keen to hear from residents and groups about the activities and uses they would like to see at the Hub. Some of the ideas being explored range from exercise classes to gardening lessons, and homework club to support young people. The Hub will host meetings for community groups and businesses, while social spaces will make aim to make this this a focal point for the community.
Designed as part of ECDC’s meanwhile uses programme to bring different parts of the site back to life, the Hub will be in its current location for a number of years. Later on its services will be transferred to a permanent building on the Earls Court development site.
Speaking about the opening of the Hub, Rob Heasman, CEO of ECDC, said, “This building has remained locked and unused for far too long. The new Community Hub will provide a welcoming space for local residents and groups in the area that do a huge amount of valuable work in their community. It will offer classes and activities ranging from social groups, IT and business courses and educational services and delivers on our vision to bring the wonder back to Earls Court.”
The Community Hub Centre Manager, Gigi Yacoub, added, “The Community Hub is going to be an amazing asset for the community and will create numerous opportunities for local residents. We have already been inundated with ideas from the community on how they want the space to be used and we’re looking forward to seeing the diverse range of groups using the space.”
you have any enquiries or are interested in future classes or courses, get in touch with her by email at: Gigi.Yacoub@earlscourtdevco.com.
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June 13, 2022