About the NGY

NGY myplace which opened on 10 April 2012 is a state of the art centre for young people living in Nottingham providing a range of services and facilities from a fitness suite and recording studio, to counselling and health services.

NGY myplace, located on Castle Gate is one of four youth facilities across the East Midlands which has benefited from £20m funding as part of the national myplace Programme.

Over £5m has been invested to transform the derelict Grade II listed building into a modern, welcoming and creative space designed by young people for young people.

Work began in the summer of 2010 with the refurbishment and extension of the iconic building. Having undergone substantial restoration and renovation, the NGY myplace now boasts a café, fitness suite, dance and recording studios over 5 floors.

Open seven days a week, the centre offers youngsters aged 13-19 a wide range of activities from music and film production, to dance, fitness sessions, courses, health and wellbeing support and somewhere just to meet friends, relax and talk to youth workers.

The centre also brings together a number of private, voluntary and statutory bodies offering a one-stop-shop where young people can access support and advice on employment and training, health and housing issues.

NGY is a collaborative project that is being delivered by a number of partners including Nottingham City Council, Base 51 (Lead Partner), NHS Nottingham City, Compass, Nottinghamshire YMCA, Nottingham Forest in the Community and Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Futures (formerly Connexions).

The City Council and its partners have worked closely with young people from the initial concept, choosing the building, to design and delivery to ensure that the project reflects their needs.

Hear Aaron Reily talk about what the new NGY myplace centre means for Nottingham’s young people. Click play on the video below.

Janet Lewis, Chief Executive of Base 51 who are managing the NGY myplace project. Janet gives a brief history of the project, talks about how young people have contributed and how they will benefit from the services and facilities available. Click play on the video below.