OPEN venue submits plans and new look
Plans have been submitted to Norwich City Council to transform the former Barclays Bank building on Bank Plain into a £7.5m youth venue.
Architects plans, showing how the OPEN centre could look, have also been revealed and show a suspended floor in the main hall.
The centre is specifically alcohol, drug and tobacco free and aimed at 13-25 year olds.
The plans include space for live music, a non-alcoholic nightclub, educational facilities and office space for youth work agencies.
The Christian-based Matthew Project, as well as the Prince’s Trust and Norfolk Youth Service have pledged support for the project.
The building is owned by the Lind Trust, backed by Christian entrepreneur Graham Dacre, and the Open Youth Trust has so far raised £5.5m towards the project including cash from the Big Lottery Fund and local authorities.
Pictured are architects' drawings of the new-look venue.