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Michael Sparks Associates have been working with Landaid to provide ProBono architectural services to Southend YMCA and develop a brief for their building project. During the feasibility stages MSA prepared a number of design proposals to improve the existing facilities at Southend YMCA that will improve the efficiency in the operation of the organisation and deliver a better space for its users.

The work provided by MSA so far has saved Southend YMCA an estimated £9,000 and 10 days towards their property study.

Southend YMCA has given a 5-star rating for the service that both LandAid and MSA provided, and said “the meetings and workshops they facilitated helped us to form a brief and conjoin competing demands.. MSA had a very inclusive approach to architecture. This ensure the feasibility study…met the needs of homeless young people (for accommodation and ancillary space) and staff delivery needs”.

MSA will continue to offer support and services to Southend YMCA to assist them in achieving the building they need.