On 15th Oct 2013 the Cosrtorphine Youth & Community Centre which was based in Corstorphine Public Hall (built 1892) was badly damaged by a fire. The Corstorphine Youth & Community Centre (CYC) and the local community started raising funds to rebuild, furbish and equip the inside of the centre. The CYC moved to Corstorphine Hub, 191 St John's Road.
However the old building did not meet all the requirements of present day use and Corstorphine Public Hall (CPH) are developing plans for a new and improved building. Part of the original Kirk Loan facade must be retained as the hall is situated within the Corstorphine Village conservation area.
Rather than rebuild a structure which is now out of date it has been decided to try and provide a facility fit for the 21st Century, the proposed improvements include a second floor within the main hall which will give improved flexibility and accessibility for all and increase the amount of activities that can be provided for. The new design including the improvements to the internal layout of the building plus the additional work involved in saving the original stone to be reused in the retained façade has resulted in a need to raise additional funds to meet the total rebuild costs. CPH and the Corstorphine Youth and Community Association have through various fundraising efforts already raised a considerable sum towards the rebuild cost. However currently there remains a substantial shortfall.
In 2018, Corstorphine Yourh & Community Centre (CYCC) changed its name to Corstorphine Community Centre (CCC)
The centre is managed by a committee of local people who are elected annually at The AGM. There are currently 12 people on the management committee. The centre is funded by a small grant from CEC and rental income from groups and hall hires and membership fees.
Corstorphine Hub consists of an activity area where we offer a planned programme of activities for various age groups and interests as well as our charity shop, which continues to raise funds for a new community centre.
Where are CYC Groups?
Most of the centre groups have now been found alternative venues as follows:
- Indoor bowling groups have moved to the Rannoch Centre.
- Gallery Art Group is at the Scout Hall in Broomhall Ave.
- Wednesday Badminton Group is playing in Carrick Knowe Church hall.
- The After School Club has managed to find space in the United Free Church.
- Corstorphine Table Tennis Club is at Napier Sports Centre at Sighthill.