Arty youngsters are needed to design street art and funky public furniture for the Manydown development.
It is hoped that innovative designs such as quirky seating, a brightly coloured bike shelter or a piece of public art for the 3,000-home development, to the west of Basingstoke, will come from a series of free workshops for 13 to 21-year-olds in Basingstoke town centre, between August 7 and 10.
Cllr John Izett, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s cabinet member for property and development, said: “These summer workshops are an exciting opportunity for young people to get involved in creating some unique that will bring, life, individuality and a sense of fun to the new community.
“Manydown aims to be one of the best designed and thought out new housing developments in the UK.
“We have drawn many ideas for it from local residents of all ages through the many stages of consultation.”
“By consulting young people to help with the urban design elements, we can look forward to seeing some very special street features which will be used and enjoyed by all residents.”
The workshops will give young people the chance to work alongside experts in urban design and planning, gaining valuable insight into architecture, buildings, art and green spaces.
They will be particularly useful for teenagers interested in a career in construction or just wants to get involved in the Manydown project in some way.
Workshops run from 10am to 3.30pm every day from August 7 to 10 in London Street and are free. Visit manydownbasingstoke.co.uk/young-opinions/activities.