Driving forward the development of Limelight is David Teasdale, the appointed Centre Manager responsible for running and managing the whole building.
David, who has worked in the voluntary sector for nine years managing community spaces and working with communities is passionate about Limelight and the potential it has to make a positive impact on Old Trafford and surrounding areas.
“We are creating a fantastic space where new ideas can come to life and make a difference.” David explains. “The biggest thing for me is developing a space that’s creative, vibrant and innovative where we try new things.”
Designed and developed with the local community, Limelight will bring together much needed facilities for Old Trafford, including a GP surgery, pharmacy, opticians, library, nursery and café alongside high-quality Extra Care accommodation.
David commented: “Limelight will be home to high-quality services doing lots of creative and innovative things for the community. We have a one building culture and are committed to ensuring that Limelight is an innovative space where we are not frightened to do something different.”
David explained that Limelight will pioneer new ideas driven by the community: “I really want Limelight to be a place where someone can come up to me and say ‘I’ve had a little lightbulb moment, can we do this?’ and then we investigate the idea and look at how we can actually deliver it.”
“I’m also passionate about creating a place that people want to visit, that they enjoy being in and that they have fun there. I want Limelight to feel like an extension of people’s homes with the feeling of family and community.”
Limelight’s main hall will be available to hire for events, such as weddings, exercise classes and conferences. There’s also an immersive 4D space, which can be used by groups and individuals to create a bespoke experience with graphic and projections.
To find out more about what will be on offer at Limelight when it launches later this year, click here.
Meet David Teasdale, Limelight Centre Manager, who's vision is for Limelight to be more than just a building.