OnSide Youth Zones

Instructed by: H L Engineers

Brief:

Our commitment was to provide a Phase 1 Environmental Report and a Phase 2 Geo-Environmental investigation for sites in Barnet, Croydon and Barking & Dagenham

The Project:

OnSide’s Youth Zones are designed to give young people aged 8–19 years old (25 for those with a disability) somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to in their leisure time; occupying their bodies and minds with fun activities, learning new skills and socialising in a safe, positive way.

OnSide Youth Zones are there for young people in deprived areas, where the alternative for many is spending their evenings on the streets or isolated in their bedrooms, surfing the internet.

The project proposed erecting three sports facilities with soft landscape in areas of parkland in the three boroughs. Various challenges were presented such as an operational military airport just next to the northeast boundary of the Barnet site.