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YMCA Emsworth is a potential new nursery, youth and community centre for Northern Emsworth. Located within Redlands Grange, the building would occupy designated community land and provide a hub for local activity and a place where people of all ages can come together and belong. Offering youth facilities, a childcare nursery and community programmes, the building will provide vital services to the area and foster community life.

Have your say…

Have your say on the proposed YMCA Emsworth Centre.

Meet the project team, review the latest designs, images, and share your thoughts. We will be capturing all the ideas raised and ensure your voice is heard. 
Location: on the Field at Redlands Grange
When: Saturday 10th of July, anytime from 11 am – 2:30 pm
You can email us any questions in advance at
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Early Years

YMCA has an enviable reputation for high quality nursery care. In Emsworth, we would offer full day childcare for children aged 0-5yrs with both purpose-built indoor and outdoor spaces. Children will experience opportunities to explore, discover and develop in fantastic light and airy spaces whilst a large nursery garden will provide ample opportunities for active play.

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Community Space


The atrium area would be set out as a multi-purpose space for people of all ages to come together, enjoy social time and foster new skills and hobbies. From chatting over a coffee to Zumba, knitting to walking football, the community centre and outdoor spaces would be used to bring people together.

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Youth Services

Young people would have a dedicated indoor space to come together, access support and build friendships. The indoor space would be supported by access to an outside Multi-use games area (MUGA) where young people can play sports and be physically active.  YMCA youth workers would nurture and challenge our young people and provide positive role models.

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Feasibility Process

A feasibility study is currently underway to determine building design, engage the community, gathering views and feedback as well as understand the funding options. Depending upon the outcome of these aspects, a decision will be made by Easter 2021 regarding whether to proceed with the centre.  If a positive decision were to be taken, the next step would be to secure planning permission, appoint contractors and commence construction.  The earliest date a centre would be available would be Spring 2023.

Location & Contact

The potential new centre will be based in Redlands Grange. You can email us any questions at or find out more on our Facebook Page

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