The Shed is a community space off Wood Street in Warsop that is available for hire.
Formally known as the Adam Eastwood Building, The Shed has been converted using funding from Big Warsop into a venue for the whole community. It can be used for all kinds of activities, including events, markets, parties, classes and workshops.
Facilities on offer
- a spacious function area, and
- a huge indoor activity area.
- parties (including children’s parties)
- community groups
- training sessions and conferences.
Whatever your event is, please get in touch and we’ll do what we can to help!
For details of hire charges and further information about The Shed please contact Vicky Kennedy on 07817478521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All costs include general use of electricity, heating and internet access. We’re always happy to help if we can – so just ask and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.
How to find us
The Shed is located at the Adam Eastwood Building, off Wood Street, with pedestrian access from Church Street (A60) by Rowland’s Pharmacy. Our address is:
The Shed @ Warsop Youth Club
The Adam Eastwood Building
Nottinghamshire, NG20 0AX
By car: If using SatNav use postcode NG20 0AX.
From the south, take the A60 from Mansfield. On entering Market Warsop take a left turn into Carr Lane then first right into York Terrace. Turn left at the end onto Wood Street. The car park entrance is opposite Ocean Drive.
From the north, take the A60 from Worksop. On entering Market Warsop go straight through the traffic light junction with Church Street/Wood Street. In approximately 200 yards turn right into Carr Lane, then follow directions as above.
By public transport: The nearest railway stations are Mansfield Woodhouse and Shirebrook. However the easiest route is via Mansfield Station where you can easily walk to Mansfield bus station to take one of the many buses (11, 12, 12b) which pass through Warsop.
The history of the Adam Eastwood Building Project
Warsop Youth Club, Sir John Eastwood Foundation, Warsop Big Local and the Rotary Club of Warsop, Shirebrook and District.
When Meden School extended services project SHINE approached Eastwood Construction, once a major employer in the town, for permission to use their redundant building depot and garage to use for youth activities and community events, they readily agreed. The Sir John Eastwood Foundation has a close connection with the town funding many philanthropic projects. Although the SHINE project ceased operating at the building in 2011, the Trustees of the Foundation recognised the social value that a venue like this could have for the town and offered to gift the site to the community for the benefit of young people in the parish.
The Big Warsop Local Trust embraced this project and funded a feasibility study for the Centre, as a hub for youth activities and a venue for skills training and projects in the community. They also offered funding of £100,000 to kick start the project. As the SHINE project was no longer operating, Warsop Youth Club were approached as an established youth charity in the town to take this project forward. New trustees were recruited and the transfer of site commenced.
When the trustees of Warsop Youth Club finally took ownership of the Eastwood depot in January 2014 little did we realise just what a massive project this would turn out to be, with funding and planning issues, and the complexities of managing the total refurbishment of the building, which had been left unoccupied for many years.
It soon became apparent that a lot more than £100,000 was needed if all the grand ambitions were to be realised. However Ted Smith of the Rotary Club of Warsop , Shirebrook and District helped us to devise “Plan B”, to concentrate our efforts on an initial phase of refurbishment to provide a comfortable clubroom area in the top part of the building to meet building control regulations and enable activities at the centre to commence. The larger section will provide a large indoor/outdoor space for youth activities and community events. This area will be upgraded in phase two, as and when further capital funding can be sourced.
A tremendous amount of work and volunteer time has gone into the planning and background work needed to make this project happen, not to mention clearing the site for work to begin! The potential that this site offers as a focus for youth and community activities has kept the Trustees of WYC going through the challenges that this project has presented and now with the support of Ted and the Rotary Club, things are finally happening.
Work commenced in June 2015 with new fencing and a stoned carpark laid. Internally the building has been re-wired and a new heating system fitted in the clubroom area. Walls have been insulated, a new suspended ceiling and lighting fitted and a new kitchen area and additional toilets provided.
Ted helped us devise an initial budget to work to, which involved accepting that we would have to compromise some of our ambitions. The support of the Rotary Club and of Ted in particular has been crucial in steering this project through the complexities of planning regulations and building control. Ted has also been very patient, keeping us grounded in reality as to what is feasible and deliverable within the £100,000 budget that we have and helping to source contractors and supplies. Left to our own devices, we could have spent the budget three times over!
Work is ongoing and there is still a long way to go, but from a draughty old industrial workshop, a comfortable new centre for youth and the community is starting to emerge.