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New £2.5m YMCA building on schedule

PUBLISHED: 14:57 01 August 2008 | UPDATED: 12:17 07 May 2010

The new central Norwich YMCA will open on schedule and within budget - despite the credit crunch.

The new central Norwich YMCA will open on schedule and within budget - despite the credit crunch.

The £2.5m building on Queens Road near Norwich bus station will open just after Christmas.

It will serve the needs of 16 to 25 year olds, both male and female, from across the county, and will provide 34 en-suite bedrooms and support facilities including a restaurant, communal lounges and a fitness area.

YMCA Norfolk chief executive John Drake said: “Our mission is to invest in the most vulnerable in our community.

“We realise the desperate need for accommodation for these young men and women at risk.

“At long last we are glad we can offer quality en-suite accommodation for both young men and women.

“YMCA Norfolk is appreciative of all its development partners. Flagship Housing, the main contractor Lovells and the support received from Norfolk County Council, Supporting People, Norwich City Council, Broadland District Council, South Norfolk District Council and local businesses, trusts and individuals who have contributed in helping us meet the challenging financial costs.”

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