Youth club organisers say they are “excited” to start work after their new centre was given the go-ahead.

The Be The Change Youth Project, which works with youngsters between the ages of 11 and 25, is now set to move to its new premises on Back Deane Church Lane West.

Having previously been based at The Willows community centre in Daubhill, chief executive officer Daniel Sukula says the new centre will offer a range of new facilities and activities for young people but he is also looking for further support for his refurbishment plans.

He said: “We are very excited our planning has been approved and work can finally commence at our new modern facility.

“With a dance studio, game room, music studio, kitchen, meeting space, computer room and counselling room which will focus on supporting young people’s mental health.”

The Bolton News: The centre will include a range of new facilitiesThe centre will include a range of new facilities (Image: Be The Change Youth Project)

The new facilities were made possible after planning approval was given by Bolton Council.

They will also include a ramp for disabled people to enter and leave, five on-site parking spaces, and new windows on the outside of the building.

Mr Sukula said: “Everyone at the project has been keeping their fingers crossed for this fantastic news, due to us reaching full capacity at our current centre.

“The new facility will allow us to expand our services and support more young people.”

The Bolton News: Further refurbishments have been plannedFurther refurbishments have been planned (Image: Be The Change)

He added: “The new centre will make massive difference to the life of young people in the Great Lever, Hulton and Rumworth area of Bolton which has nothing like this.

“It will provide hundreds of young people with access to activities, opportunities and support from amazing youth workers.”

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But Mr Sukula also stressed that the new centre had been made possible thanks to the help of various supporters and companies across Bolton.

He said: “We would like to thank you Asda Foundation who have funded the kitchen, Carrs Pasties for the music studio and Energy For Tomorrow who have funded the installation of renewable energy such as Air Source Heat pumps and solar panels.

“This is a massive refurbishment project and we are looking for more funds and support in order to complete the refurbishment and open our doors early next year.”

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