COMMUNITY CONSULTATION PROJECT
We’re holding a community consultation evening to discuss a very exciting two-stage project that will transform our current outside space and building.
During the evening, which will be led by HPA Architects, we will share the proposed developments and answer any questions ahead of the planning application being submitted.
The first stage of the project involves the landscaping of the field adjacent to Acre Moss Lane. We’re planning to transform the area to include two specialist lodges, an accessible play area, cycle track, sensory gardens, and a growing garden.
The second stage would see works to our building, including an extension and reformation of the internal layout, to allow increased capacity and the ability to offer spaces such as sensory rooms, therapy suites, and an accessible kitchen.
Alongside HPA, we’ve worked closely with Landscape Architect Laurel Truscott to make sure the inspiring designs fit seamlessly into the environment.
To date, we have 187 disabled young people on our register. With our services close to capacity and an ever-growing waiting list, these developments will allow us to take on more disabled young people and provide more accessible spaces that not only they, but other local groups can also benefit from.
Our Trustee, Jane Halpin, said: “This project has already been two years in the making, working with the fantastic HPA Architects to considerately bring our vision for our new Unique Kidz home to life. We are so excited to share our incredible plans with our friends, neighbours, and the wider community at our open consultation evening, and hope that we can progress them to get the additional, accessible spaces that our young people and community need as soon as possible.”
Director of HPA Architects, Zoe Hooton, said: “As an architect, these are the projects you dream of creating. Our team have collaborated closely with Unique Kidz and we hope the new facilities will reflect the care and creativity that Unique Kidz bring to each of their activities and clubs. We hope the evening will create opportunities for more people to support our vision and learn about the charity and our considerations in the designs.”