Welcome to 3 Corners

Welcome to the web site of the Three Corners Trust

We are an independent charity working with local youth in Clerkenwell, a historic but deprived area of Islington with many of the typical problems of an inner-city area.

Football Pitch Booking arrangements

To hire the Football Pitch, please go to the Playing Football at Three Corners page and follow the instructions there.

The Three Corners Centre

The £2.4M Centre was opened in early 2010 and was built with funds from EC1 New Deal (a Government-funded local regeneration project) the Learning Skills Council and Islington Council (LBI).  It now consists of an LBI Adult & Community Learning Centre, indoor space for the Three Corners Adventure Playground and the former Youth Centre, now occupied by the Peel Institute.

In July 2011, the Adventure Playground was re-landscaped, and a 3G Astroturf football pitch created, with a further £300,000 funding from EC1 New Deal, the Government and the London Marathon Charitable Trust.  The hiring out of the pitch via the Trust was a key undertaking by LBI to obtain this funding, in order to provide a public amenity and to provide funds for its maintenance.

The Trust was originally set up by EC1 New Deal to take an asset transfer of the entire site and manage it so as to add value to all the functions on the site.  This did not take place and the building is owned by LBI Childrens' Services.  LBI decided not to open the Youth Centre and the Trust operated it for two years until in August 2013 LBI decided to let the former Youth Centre to the Dania School for three years.  In November 2016, the Peel Institute, which had vacated its former premises in Percy Circus, moved into the former Youth Centre.

The Adventure Playground is now operated by Awesome CIC, a spin-off from LBI's Play & Youth Service.

Our Youth Football sessions operated on the pitch from November 2011 to June 2016.

In early 2013, we successfully persuaded LBI to allow us to hire out the pitch and we did so until April 2016.  Funds raised from this paid for its maintenance and supported our activities, which include:

  1. developing a variety of new intergenerational projects; and
  2. monitoring how LBI achieves the original vision for Three Corners Centre.
The address of the Three Corners Centre is: Northampton Road,
London EC1R 0HU (The second part of the postcode starts with a zero, not the letter "O".)

Twitter: @3CornersTrust

Click here for a map.

This web site is maintained by the Three Corners Trust which is a registered charity 1133391 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England (no: 06919209)


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