After a thorough evaluation of the functioning of meeting centre De 3 Gapers, it appeared that the centre is in need of an upgrade. In September, renovation works will start, resulting in the closure of the meeting centre for about a year. The intention is to transform De 3 Gapers into a community centre that can meet the needs of all inhabitants of the district, both young and old. Thanks to the European SPEED-You-UP project, pupils from the nearby Petrus and Paulus West school can participate in the neighbourhood analysis and the renovation process. The project is a collaboration between the City of Ostend, the school group and the Economic House of Ostend.