A2Dominion’s Beethoven Centre has been at the heart of the community in Queen’s Park for over 10 years.
The centre welcomes over 30,000 visitors a year, raising over £150,000 annually to ensure it delivers a wide-ranging programme of regular and free/affordable activities and events for the community.
As well as being a modern facility available for hire, the offices are host to some key organisations, working together to make a positive difference to the lives of local people.
About the Beethoven Centre
The Beethoven Centre in Westminster was originally a school, built in 1880s to provide manual skills training to residents of the Queen’s Park Estate. The site was acquired in 1998 when A2Dominion and Community Housing developed the site around the centre into 52 new homes. The use of the Beethoven Centre was developed in consultation with local residents, who argued strongly to keep the building for public use. Therefore, A2Dominion remodeled the centre as a multipurpose community space, incorporating a main hall, offices and meeting rooms and it still works closely with the community to ensure its activities respond to local needs and priorities.
Currently the centre works in partnership with the Queen’s Park Forum, the Local Area Renewal Partnership, who has developed a ‘Neighbourhood Plan’ for the area, through extensive community consultation. The Beethoven Centre fundraises for and delivers activities to meet the following local priorities highlighted in this consultation:
- Childrens Services
- Employment & Training
- Events to Promote Community Cohesion
The centre currently engages over 30,000 visitors per year and raises over £150,000 per year to deliver an extensive programme of regular and free or affordable activities and events such as the ones listed below.
The centre also provides space for hire. Its hall and meeting rooms can be hired seven days per week for an affordable price.