The Glendale Gateway Trust is based at the Cheviot Centre, Wooler. It is an independent charitable, community development trust set up to support the community of Glendale – one of the most sparsely populated areas of the country. With a population of 6,000 people, Glendale covers 250 square miles of rural North Northumberland and stretches from the river Tweed in the North to the village of Ingram in the south (see map below).
The Trust acquired the former Victorian workhouse in Wooler in 1999 and raised £750,000 to convert the building to a community resource centre. The Cheviot Centre was opened in 2001 by HRH Prince Charles. It houses community rooms for hire, offices to promote new businesses and was recently extended to incorporate the local library service and Tourist Information service. As a consequence Wooler now has a library and Tourist information service open throughout the year with greater opening hours.
The Trusts offices are located in The Cheviot Centre.
The Cheviot Centre now boasts the' Wooler Work Hub'. Completed in May 2013, Wooler Work Hub is a mix of office facilities for start-up and growing small businesses. There are also three wooden office pods for young businesses to rent. If you work from home, your car or even the local café, Wooler Work Hub may be just what you need to take your business to the next level. Offering, affordable, professional workspace in Wooler Town Centre, just off the A697.