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Public Buildings,Sport and Leisure

Date Completed
February 2012

Harpurhey Onside

Harpurhey Onside is one of a new breed of youth centres, based on the successful model pioneered by Bolton Lads and Girls Club. The aspiration was to raise the expectations of young people by providing top quality sport and leisure facilities with professional support staff.

The Factory Youth Zone provides a unique safe place for young people aged 8 – 21, up to 25 with additional needs, from across Manchester. It is Sport England compliant, with a four court multi sport hall, climbing walls, boxing and martial arts gym, exercise gym and dance studios, with outdoors MUGA and break out spaces.


  • Manchester Society of architects Best Leisure Project 2010 (unbuilt category)