Construction is now underway on a new state-of-the-art day service in Newark, Nottinghamshire, that will provide multi-use activity spaces for music, exercise and dance, arts and crafts, beauty therapy and physio sessions for adults with disabilities and older people.
Led by regional contractor G F Tomlinson, who was appointed via the Scape Regional Construction framework, the facility will deliver a fresh and modern service on the site of the former Grove Leisure Centre.
Craig Stopper, construction framework manager at G F Tomlinson, said: “We are proud to be working on such a collaborative and beneficial project in Newark, that will bring new and rejuvenated facilities for older people and adults with disabilities in the region.”
G F Tomlinson will work in partnership with both Nottinghamshire County Council and Arc Partnership to deliver the modern facility. Work is expected to complete in spring 2020.
Craig adds: “Once again we are pleased to be working with the Arc Partnership and Nottinghamshire County Council on the project to build upon our existing relationship and deliver another positive development to the county. We look forward to the completion of the project and bringing a former vacant piece of land back to life and more importantly helping to improve services for local people.”
The new building will sit alongside the currently under construction, Newark Orchard School; and together the developments will regenerate the vast area of disused land, bringing what the partnership describes as “new and exciting educational and daycare services” to the region.
Councillor Tony Harper, chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee, commented on the project, stating: “Our day services offer people with social care needs the chance to try out new activities, exercise and enjoy time with friends. They also provide that important break for carers.
“I am proud that we are investing in these wonderful new facilities for Newark people and I’m also delighted that our service users and staff have been able to influence the design. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the end result next year.”