TNG Shortlisted for Architecture Today Awards

It only feels like yesterday, but TNG Youth and Community Centre is celebrating 10 years of fabulous support for young people and families since being opened by the Mayor of Lewisham in 2013.

Commissioned by Lewisham Council, in 2017 the running of the centre was taken over by Youth First, and with over 1,700 members from across 13 London boroughs attending TNG on a regular basis, their impact has been truly staggering.

In recognition of the profound impact the building has had on the local community, and the lives of the young people who set out on the journey with us more than a decade ago, it’s lovely to be a finalist for the 2023 Architecture Today Awards, celebrating those buildings which have “stood the test of time”.

What better way to mark this than with a short film commissioned from Jim Stephenson, taking a look at TNG today and interviewing some of those individuals who were fundamental to its success, including Rashan—who was 13 at the time on TNG’s inception—and Shaun, who’s now a youth worker at the centre he helped to design.