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Artist's impression of the Youth Hub outdoor activities courtyard.

Youth Hub development

The Youth Hub will be located in the heart of central Christchurch, with Tūranga, the Margaret Mahy playground, Bus Exchange and the Metro Sports complex all within walking distance.

The acre of land at 109 Salisbury Street was specifically purchased for the project by
Anglican Care and is leased back to the Youth Hub Trust to build and run the facility.


The facility has been designed to fit into its local surroundings with involvement from
acoustic and traffic engineers and urban design and landscaping experts to ensure it enhances
its residential environment. Young people were purposefully included in the design process to ensure the facility meets their needs and local neighbours have been consulted, with the design adjusted to address their concerns.

A key feature of the Youth Hub is its supported housing facilities. Once both wings are complete, they will provide accommodation for up to 40 young people aged between 16-24 for a period of 3-18 months, provided they are actively looking for education, training or work. Once these young people have established regular income with the support of supervision and training available on site, they will be able to transition into rental housing of their own.

Aerial overview of Stage One of the Youth Hub

Stage One

The first stage of the Youth Hub is expected to be opened gradually from the end of 2024. Stage One includes a wrap-around services block for a dozen youth providers offering medical and mental health services, social services, counselling, and educational and employment support, and an outdoor activities courtyard.

Stage One also includes a supported housing wing with 23 single bedroom hostel-style units. Two are fully accessible for disabled people. Each unit has its own study space and en-suite bathroom. Tenants will share kitchen, dining, laundry and living spaces. All are connected to an outdoor living courtyard and a rooftop terrace.

Key funders for Stage One include Crown Infrastructure Partners, the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust, the Rātā Foundation and the NZ Lotteries Grants Board. Anglican Care also specifically purchased the land at 109 Salisbury Street and is leasing it back to the Youth Hub Trust to build and run the facility. 

Stage Two

Stage Two consists of five apartments, each of which has three to four bedrooms for more independent supported living. Stage two will open when funding is secured.


The apartments share a common courtyard with gardens and outdoor living areas. There is also an on-site manager’s unit for looking after the site and providing a constant point of contact for tenants and the wider community. Several of the apartments will also be able to cater to young parents and children.

Artist's impression of the apartment wing of the Youth Hub
Artist's impression of the Youth Hub welcome whare from 109 Salisbury Street
Aerial view of the Youth Hub once complete

Stage Three 

Stage Three consists of communal spaces
which will include a public café which will be
used for training purposes, creativity, music,
performance and events spaces, an art gallery,
education and training areas, and planter boxes
and greenhouses on the roof. Stage three will
open when funding is secured.

Take a tour of the Youth Hub!

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