Details of Heroes Centre to be revealed

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How it could look – a vision of the future Heroes Centre

Detailed plans for its proposed digital academy and entertainment centre in Helensburgh will be revealed on the May Bank holiday weekend.

Helensburgh Heroes is holding two open days to give the local community and interested parties the chance to view the building and discuss the proposals with the project team.

The charity proposes to create a pilot ‘model’ in Helensburgh of a vibrant multipurpose venue, combining a digital academy with community facilities, set against the backdrop of inspirational local role models – the ‘Heroes’ in the title – that can be rolled out throughout Scotland.

The centre aims to achieve access to an inspirational learning environment operating 360 days per year, delivering a minimum of 4,600 hours of fun, creative courses/workshops annually.

The centre would combine education with entertainment
The centre would combine education with entertainment

As well as the educational aspects, the facility will feature two digital cinema screens, a 50s-style diner and a social technology hub.

The Heroes Centre will house collections of memorabilia and displays celebrating and publicly recognising the achievements of the many local men and women who have, and continue to, contribute so significantly to our society.

Several key components of the Heroes Centre will be featured at the open days. Visitors will be able to:

  • Watch a video providing an artist’s impression of the Heroes Centre
  • View the London 2012 Paralympic suit worn by Gordon Reid’s, men’s world number six wheelchair tennis star, and have the chance to be photographed with a London 2012 Olympic torch
  • Help the Heroes Centre project team make a vox pop video in the green screen studio
  • Enjoy refreshments prepared by local primary and S1 pupils – the Fabulous Baking Kidz!
  • Take part in guided tours of the building

A spokesman for the charity said: ”We understand how busy most people are at the weekends, but we hope that as many local residents of all ages as possible will find a few minutes to join us at one of the open days.

“We think that our visitors will be genuinely surprised at both the vision and the scale of the final plans for the Centre and more importantly just how advanced the overall project is in terms of coming to fruition.”

The open days will be held at  19 George Street, Helensburgh, G84 7PR on Saturday May 4 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday May 5 from 10am to 2pm.

Further details will be posted on the Heroes Centre website – and the centre’s Facebook Page