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The Fuse

The Fuse is a multi-purpose youth centre designed in collaboration with young people of Trafford and assisted by the Sorrell Foundation which was set up in 1996 with the aim of inspiring creativity in young people. We were appointed by West Trafford Learning Partnership and the project was funded through the government ‘myplace’ initiative.


  • Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year

The Fuse
The Fuse theatre

From the outset of the scheme, the young people of Trafford were involved with the formulation of the brief, the selection of the site and the development of the concept. The young people were given full access to the design team, and through a series of educational sessions, were entrusted to make real decisions.  The young people then made a formal presentation of the project to the full stakeholder group, who fully endorsed the scheme.

The facilities include a 340 seat multi-purpose hall capable of staging theatrical productions, exhibitions and cinema, an activity hall, dance studio, recording studio, IT facilities and general recreational games area. Externally there is a 3G+ multi-use games area, and other recreational facilities.


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