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We are open!
Today is the day we finally open our doors to the public.
That's right, as of today, we are offering a broad range of arts and sports activities including an indoor climbing wall, high and low ropes courses, a motorcycle workshop, singing, dancing and drama classes and a fitness gym, provided by an array of service providers.
As well as offering activities, The Link will provide many opportunities ranging from work experience and student placements to volunteering opportunities, training and jobs.
We will also be offering spaces for hire; a drinks reception area, a range of meeting rooms which can accommodate 15-45 people, an IT suite featuring seven Apple iMacs with Adobe Creative Suite CS6 Master Collection, a rehearsal room, recording studio and a 160 seat theatre.
On top of that, we can also offer the useage of a state-of-the-art, interactive voting system, making it perfect for companies and community groups to undertake surveys and market research.
Centre Manager, Mark Blundell said: “After a long wait we are finally in a position to do something very special for and with the young people and the community of Thamesmead. The Link will be a place where young people can gain personal achievements, take responsibility and show leadership skills in their community, as well as a place they can have lots of fun!”
Richard Fishlock, who has led the development of The Link since the feasibility study was published in 2006, said he is: “Thrilled to finally see the centre open. It’s been a long time coming but the wait has definitely been worth it.
“Stepping inside The Link and wandering around the various arches brings a smile to your face, and I can’t wait to see Thamesmead’s young people and the wider community coming along and sharing our pride in this fantastic new resource”.
CEO of The Link's parent company, Trust Thamesmead, Mick Hayes said: “We promised something world class for Thamesmead’s young people now we are determined to deliver to that level of aspiration.”
We look forward to welcoming you through the door.