History of the TCR Hub
A Centre For The Whole Community
The Hub is a unique, state of the art facility, home of the charity Teesdale Community Resources (TCR) that has delivered an extensive programme of activities to young people in the Teesdale area for over 30 years.
The TCR hub is a community centre for the entire community. It offers a huge range of activities but is also a great party venue, a meeting place, a centre for relaxation, a beautiful, unique building centred in a natural landscape which blends and merges into the environment due to the progressive architecture.
Our philosophy encourages the local community to develop in positive and creative ways. We follow the following values:
The central Atrium is glass covered allowing natural light and heat from the sun to bathe the central area. The Atrium leads the eye naturally to the Lake and the tranquil surrounding area.
Parking & Accessibility
There is parking in the first two rows of the car park. The top area is reseerved for staff in the building next door.
Our facilities are modern, bright, airy and provide a range of exciting opportunities for fun, challenge, education, creativity, rest and relaxation.
The centre is on one level with the exception of the workshop, providing good access for wheelchair users. There is a path around the lake which is also accessible to wheelchair users.
Before the current pandemic we had a rich and diverse range of classes, events and were home to many local clubs and groups. Throughout lockdown things changed for us as they did for most people. Currently we are running within lockdown restrictions with a revised programme of events and clubs. See further details here.
Wildlife & Habitat
The roof is one of the first things the visitor will notice. The roof is covered in grass, wild flowers and plants. It has been designed with a waterproof membrane ensuring the building below is snug and dry whilst the roof provides an eco-climate for a range of wildlife and plants.
The habitat is managed in a sustainable manner and boasts a variety of wildlife, from a lake teeming with Carp, trees and shrubs which support finches, thrushes, blackbirds and many more, to families of resident Water Hens, Herons, Kingfisher, Oyster Catchers which nest on our roof, a visiting Otter, Roe Deer, birds of prey including Buzzard, Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Sparrow Hawk and spectacularly a Red Kite.
TCR is eternally indebted to 24 years of tireless and visionary work by Keith ‘Joe’ Jones.