What's Our Plan?
For the past 10 years we have been searching for the ideal, secluded, rural location to bring our vision of building The House of Teens Unite to life. We have now formally submitted plans for seven acres of land we have acquired on Barrow Lane, Goff`s Oak in Hertfordshire.
In keeping with its surroundings, The House of Teens Unite will take a traditional agriculture-built form, set within beautiful, landscaped gardens, transforming the site as it currently stands.
The proposed development will consist of a two storey, detached retreat providing activity space and overnight accommodation in the form of 10 twin, double bedrooms for visitors and two double bedrooms for onsite staff, with no more than 20 young people staying at a time for a maximum of three consecutive nights. Adequate parking for staff and visitors has also been factored into the plans.
The plans for The House incorporate dedicated areas to host the different activities we currently organise; meaning we can run these more regularly for a greater number of young people.
Our plans include a beauty therapy area, yoga and relaxation space, creative workshop area for arts and crafts, music room, personal development room for our life coaching and career building workshops, and space to host our regular digital activities for those that are too unwell to visit The House.
Why Barrow Lane?
The Borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire is our home; it’s where the charity started 14 years ago and it's where we have always envisaged building The House of Teens Unite. We have a community of local businesses and residents by our side, supporting us in making a difference and we want them to share this journey with us.
With our aim to create a place of calm and tranquillity, the site on Barrow Lane provides the idyllic location we have been searching for.
Set in the Hertfordshire countryside, it offers plenty of outside space, whilst still having accessible transport links with its proximity to the M25 and mainline stations. In addition, the site location is within easy reach of the UK’s centres of cancer excellence in central London, should a young person need to make a return to treatment.
Hertfordshire County Council has officially announced that a new footbridge in the Borough of Broxbourne, part of the New River Bridge Improvement Scheme, will be named The Debbie Pezzani Footbridge in honour of Teens Unite Co-Founder, Debbie Pezzani
Our face-to-face events for the young people we support are back! With COVID restrictions lifted, we are so excited to be able to bring teens back together in person once again, whilst continuing to offer our digital activities.
Thank you to our wonderful Trustee, Viv Edwards for starting the summer with her Secret Festival in the Woods fundraising event in aid of Teens Unite.