Bisset Adams is to hold a workshop this weekend to help decide the future direction of Base, an IT network and high street drop-in centre in Tooting, south London, offering advice, information and recreation to young people in the area.
The consultancy has created the name and identity for the service and is designing the interiors of the centre. It has also been commissioned to design and develop the website. There is no fixed date for the launch, but it is likely that the centre will be up and running by the end of the summer.
Base is being developed by Wandsworth Council as part of a major funded project entitled Young People – Agents for Change, aimed at improving the life chances of young people in the area.
The workshop, attended by young people and representatives of Wandsworth Council, is part of a series of workshops designed to generate feedback about Base in respect of interiors, branding, graphics, naming and activities.
‘Very clear themes and issues emerged from the workshops. High on the list was concern about the possibility of intimidation and the need for the drop-in centre to be a safe place, transparent and accessible for everyone. This might involve some sort of zoning, or timetabling to allow different groups to coexist,’ says a Bisset Adams spokesperson.
The group, which was appointed in June last year, won the work without a pitch.