New Community Centre Opened in Shepherd's Bush

The Factory Quarter hub is in the Larden Road development

The new community hub in the Factory Quarter. Picture: H&F Council

A new community hub has been opened in the Factory Quarter in Shepherd’s Bush.

It was officially launched in the Larden Road development this weekend (10 September) with a clothes and toy swap.

The new community hub at Unit 3, Tesla Court in Warple Way, W3. It forms part of the Factory Quarter – a residential property development run by the housing association Notting Hill Genesis.

Fully wheelchair accessible, and complete with upcycled furniture and a plant-based cafe, ‘the Hub’ will be open to all local residents every Thursday through Sunday, 10am to 7pm.

"Being involved with the interior build, using locally sourced reclaimed materials, has been a great experience and has given me the push I needed to seek some business start-up support,” said Hayley Wedgbury, local resident, artisan, and mum of one.

“We’re excited and can’t wait to enjoy a space that will reinforce the already strong ties within this community,” added John McNally, Factory Quarter resident and residents' association member.

Run by local charity The Village alongside residents and volunteers, the community hub is set to host regular events and eco-friendly activities for the whole community.

From woodworking workshops through to mindfulness classes, children’s book clubs and more, the programme is designed to teach, engage and boost the wellbeing of the young, the old and anyone in between.

Arthur Perez, founder of The Village, said: “We hope to help the local community thrive, connect and become more resilient so neighbours can come together, rely on each other, learn important skills.”

Arthur Perez, founder of local charity The Village
Arthur Perez, founder of local charity The Village

Check the Factory Quarter community hub calendar for the latest updates and upcoming events.

What’s on:

Friday 16 September
Movie screening: “Tomorrow – take concrete steps to a sustainable future” (French with English subtitles)
FREE entry, booking required.

Saturday 17 September
Workshop: “Grow your own mushrooms”
2pm to 4pm
Tickets from £10.50, book here.

Sunday 18 September and 25 September
All levels yoga session
9am to 10am
Tickets from £6, book here.

Thursday 22 September and Thursday 6 October

Parent and child yoga (walking to three years old)
Tickets £5, book here.


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September 13, 2022