A New Community Centre

We’ve aimed to design a welcoming, flexible community centre with spaces that will suit the activities in the current Venture Centre as well as future uses.

Our vision for the centre has responded to feedback from the Council and residents across a number of consultations since 2010. We’ve worked closely with the Venture Centre on the plans, as they occupy the existing community space and know how it is used. RBKC will own the building, as they do the current one.

The proposed centre includes the following spaces, which enable the activities that currently happen in the Venture Centre.

  • Music room
  • Community Hall
  • Two kitchens
  • Nursery
  • Foyer
  • Playground with dining area
  • Flexible spaces suitable for activities with all age groups
  • Space suitable for steel pan workshop

Proposed location

Since the outline planning application, Catalyst has bought Portobello Hall (formerly the Friendship Centre), which allows us to move the community centre to this site. This will help to attract and welcome new visitors as well as those who already use the Venture Centre.

Community Centre, ground floor plan

Aerial sketch of the Community Centre and playground

Community Centre, first floor plan

Community Centre, second floor plan

Community Centre, third floor plan

Community Centre, fourth floor plan

View from Ladbroke South
Portobello Community Centre