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The Baring Trust has been the heritage and cultural advisor to Grove Park Youth Club Building Preservation Trust (GPYCBPT). The project has worked towards reopening the Bauhaus-inspired Grove Park Youth Club – a much loved local asset and a much needed service in the local area.
The landmark building is a mid-century modern piece of social architecture designed by Sir Hubert Bennett and the LCC/GLC architectural team as one of a handful of purpose-built youth clubs in London in the 1960s.
Following on from a heritage lecture series, The Baring Trust worked with the GPYCBPT to secure nearly £200,000 worth of investment by Wilmott-Dixon Interiors who helped restore this public building, after it was shut and left abandoned.
Together with GPYCBPT, the Trust is working and supporting conservation architects and the surviving members of the original 60’s architectural team to ensure that it will soon open its doors to create an innovative youth enterprise hub