The main entrance to the Centre will be to the café, which will be accessible to staff, parents and the local community and businesses. It will also be used especially for informal meetings and as a place where visitors can wait for other events. There will be a large central space to ensure access for all young people and staff when using the space as a learning environment.
The café will be designed to a commercial standard with recycling facilities and designed in Covid-security (e.g. for cleaning, one way movement etc.). It will provide work experience opportunities for students, operating both in and out of school. It will be our window to the world, designed to be a vibrant and modern area that will highlight the vision of the Life Skills Centre (e.g., with a large screen and gallery area that we can use to celebrate students work and successes).