About the Organisation
As a leading youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint help to support over 14,000 homeless 16–25-year-olds each year in the UK.
Centrepoint provides housing and support for young people regionally in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East and through partnerships all over the UK. We aim to give homeless young people a future and we want to end youth homelessness by 2037.
We believe that a safe place to call home is just the start of a young person’s journey to independence. Centrepoint provides a long term, holistic model of support and aims to help each homeless young person that they support to recover their mental and physical health, return to education, training, or employment, and ultimately move on to a home of their own.
In addition to helping those who are homeless and in need of support now, Centrepoint also works tirelessly to create lasting change to UK society and to prevent more young people becoming homeless in the future. Our Helpline offers advice and guidance, often before a young person becomes homeless, whilst our Policy Team deliver key research and campaign for legislative change.
Centrepoint have a target to build 300 new properties between London and Manchester over the next 5 years. They are currently working in partnership with Lambeth Council to build 30 new homes on the half-acre site of a former car park in Gypsyhill, Lambeth, to provide independent living accommodation for young people aged 16-25.
The accommodation will consist of modular units (images/ plans available) and positive feedback has been received on the pre-planning application. They have also undertaken a topographical survey.
Centrepoint now require a number of other specialist surveys and would be very grateful for offers of pro support with any of the following:
- Geological and geotechnical
- Ecological survey
- Traffic and transport
- Flood risk
- Air quality
- Soil survey
- Historic use/ heritage survey
- Structural surveys (including retained structures, underground structures and obstructions)
- Asbestos and other hazardous materials surveys and registers
- Electrical infrastructure & capacity
- Gas network infrastructure & capacity
- Foul sewers and drains infrastructure & capacity
- Existing water supply infrastructure & capacity
- Boundary surveys
- Unexploded bomb survey
- Railway and tunnel search
Centrepoint plan to submit planning in the first quarter of the year