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Cardiff

New Cardiff centre for youth charity The Prince’s Trust

Advised by Jones Lang LaSalle


Cardiff, 9 January 2013 - Youth charity The Prince’s Trust has opened a new centre on Ocean Park in Cardiff which will provide improved facilities for young people who are struggling to get their lives back on track.

The new centre on Ocean Way, located one mile south east of the city centre, brings together operations from three former offices, including the former Fairbridge centre, now part of The Prince’s Trust, and the former office in Porth. As well as improved office space, totalling circa 6,500 sq ft, the centre has extensive facilities to deliver its programmes under one roof.
 

Andrew Creighton, Director of Charnwood Estates, landlord and developer of the property, added: “We are delighted to have secured such a high quality tenant for our building. We worked very closely with the Prince’s Trust Cymru to design and build the internal lay-out which has been tailored to suit the charity’s present and future needs.”
 
Acquiring agent for The Prince’s Trust, Rhydian Morris, Director from Jones Lang LaSalle, commented: “My client considered various properties in the Cardiff area and 16A Ocean Way provides the ideal property solution, particularly following the works  carried out by Charnwood.”

Henry Best, Director of Jenkins Best, who acted jointly with Savills for Charnwood, continued: “Ocean Park continues to attract high quality occupiers, with excellent connectivity and its close proximity to both the city centre and Cardiff Bay”.

Gary Carver of Savills concluded: “Charnwood’s ability to deliver a bespoke building was a key factor.”

The Prince’s Trust supports 3,800 young people in Wales each year through its programmes. Three in four young people supported by The Trust move into work, education or training. Its range of programmes help young people who are facing issues such as unemployment, homelessness, and mental health. Others may be leaving care, struggling at school or have been in trouble with the law.
Charnwood is a leading South Wales commercial property developer based in Cardiff. The Princes Trust Cymru letting follows other recent deals including the construction of South Wales Headquarters for the NSPCC and Cardiff Community Housing Association.
 
Notes to editors
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law. The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped more than 700,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each day.
For media enquiries, please contact Leigh Franks on 02920 437013 or 07903 647925 or leigh.franks@princes-trust.org.uk.  Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842.