Walsall’s new £2.7 million Goldmine youth training centre in Lower Hall Lane is taking shape with the steel structure now in place.

The 20,000 sq ft purpose built property is being created for The Vine Trust and forms part of St. Modwen and Goold Estates’ £90 million St Matthew’s Quarter regeneration scheme in the centre of the town.

Goldmine will include training rooms, a library, offices and multipurpose space for public performances.

It will be utilised by the Trust to provide training, learning, advice and guidance to young people in the local area.

Neal Haywood, Construction Manager at St. Modwen, said: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone in the construction of Goldmine. It means that the building is beginning to really take shape and we are on target for a summer opening.”

Having outgrown its current premises on the corner of Lower Hall Lane and Caldmore Road, The Vine Trust sourced partners in the public, private and civil sector to help finance its new property. These included Community Builders England Ltd, Walsall MBC, The Tudor Trust, Walsall Community Church, Garfield Weston and Walsall Housing Group.