Whitley Bay Community Eco Hub (coming soon)

From the old job centre building to 'community eco-hub'.

Re-launch planned for late 2022.

Our new building will be sustainable with insulation, solar panels and renewable heating infrastructure. We hope it inspires people to be more environmentally conscious, whilst continuing to be used and enjoyed by the whole community.  Download this update as pdf-document. Contribute to our Crowdfunder Appeal and help to leave a lasting legacy for Whitley Bay.

If you would like to know more please contact us or send an email to hello@whitleybaybiglocal.org

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The ground floor hub will provide spaces for community activities, social groups and meet friends and family members to enjoy a drink and a snack.

With direct access into the garden, it will be a safe space to bring children and learn about the world around us. With access to a range of meeting rooms, studios and workspaces on the upper floors, the Eco-hub will be the perfect stop in for a coffee or to meet potential clients and business partners.

Providing access to secure and visible bike storage, and a workshop, the ground floor space will be a haven for cyclists, the perfect stop off point on the sustainable transport route from Tynemouth to Blyth.

With drop-in access every day, why not come and use the cafe, get advice and information to help you be more sustainable at home, or simply enjoy a coffee and a cake with friends.

The first floor is designed as a space for the arts and creativity, with studios, creative hotdesking space and large communal workspace, we have suitable options for a range of creative industries and activities. The first floor space could offer the flexibility needed for your next arts project.

Studios range in size from 12 SQM up to 16 SQM. Each will be supplied with hot and cold water and multiple electric points to allow for a range of creative pursuits. Studios are available on hourly, daily, weekly or monthly hires and will be priced reasonably. Each studio is lockable and out of hours access can be gained between 7AM and 23:00PM.

Workspace one multi-use as a breakout space, group workshops or creative workstations and is available on an hourly, daily or monthly hire.

With access to specialist facilities and equipment, the workspace could be  the perfect option to meet other creative people and have the space needed to complete creative projects.

Workspace two, c 100 sqm offers a large space to work on large art-works or to collaborate on community arts projects. The space will be used by choirs,

community arts groups, life drawing, creative writing workshops, drama classes and more. With access to specialist equipment, Workspace 2 could

offer ther scope and flexibility for your community arts project.

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first floor

Second Floor: With a range of offices and community spaces, each with access to the "Wintergarden', the second floor offers numerous options for office rental,

workspace hire or community hire.

Office 1 - 5: Accommodation is presented as five offices, available on short, medium or long-term rental. Spaces range from 12 - 22 SQM and are ideal for a range of purposes, such as therapy rooms, counselling services, office hire or meeting rooms.

Workspace 3:  Available for hourly hire for a range of activities and workshops,

workspace 3 offers a large and airy space for a range of community uses

Wintergarden: The wintergarden is a semi enclosed growing space, offering meeting spaces and therapeutic gardening opportunities

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