The new and improved Duncan place will bring together existing Youth and Community centre, the Family Hub and Loftus library under one roof to create a new cultural and community destination for Loftus.
It will promote community togetherness, bringing people together from a cross-section of the community in an inspiring and welcoming environment. The new facility will be multi-purpose, provide a space for skills development and encourage people of all ages to engage in reading and learning, as well as providing family and youth support services.
Duncan Place will also connect into nearby Coronation Park, promoting outdoors events and improved well-being through a connection to nature. Services newly co-located will benefit from increased public presence and visibility to each other, improving access for users and supporting partnership working.
Proposals include high quality civic additions and a reorientation of the ‘front’ to better
link to the park and support/expand existing community uses. A careful consideration of massing, form and materials will ensure the contemporary additions compliment and enhance the character of the existing historic building.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council