The Ollerton base of Newark and Sherwood Day Service has received a £670,000 makeover which included complex refurbishment and re-ordering to make the building more flexible to use.
A new reception area has also been created with improved security along with upgrades to the kitchen and new medical and hairdressing rooms.
Activities on offer include exercise sessions, rebound therapy using the a trampoline, drama, sensory room and cooking classes and independent living skills.
The centre was the first opened in August 1985 for adults with learning disabilities but will also be open to people with other disabilities and older people following the refurbishment. The refurbishment was completed by local contractors Robert Woodhead Limited who also completed the refurbishment works to the Day Service Centre in Balderton. Stephen Gribby, Contracts Manager at Robert Woodhead Limited commented on the opening. “The refurbishment works have been very challenging but the team are really thrilled with the end result. The programme of works has been completed through the EMPA Minor Works Framework and has given a massive boost to the local economy. On this project we have been able to source 100% of labour within 20 miles of the Service Centre, which is a fantastic achievement for Nottinghamshire.”
Councillor Kevin Rostance, Chairman of the County Council’s Adult Social Care and Health Committee, said: “This day service is well used by service users and is being opened up to other groups so we have redesigned the layout of the building to make it a more flexible space.
At the opening ceremony Council Leader Kay Cutts commended Robert Woodhead’s Site Manager Ricky Young for delivering the project on time and on budget.
“The refurbishment means the building is a more attractive and welcoming environment for those who will attend its wide range of activities.”
The Centre was officially re-opened by Council Leader Kay Cutts, Councillor Carol Pepper and service users Billie and Ollie. (Pictured)