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New building inspires the hoardings

Published Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Diggers are already preparing the land for an exciting new building at the College Farm site adjacent to Albany Park, for Enfield Council’s New Options service.

New Options is a service for up to 40 people with learning disabilities. Their new building will be fully accessible containing a large hall, some smaller rooms for group activities, a kitchen, and personal care rooms.

Hoardings around the site feature memories, images and comments from local people and service users who explain what the building will be for and what they expect to do there.

Cllr Don McGowan, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Care & Health, said, “Centre users will be able to follow a variety of activities and be able to socialise. They have produced outstanding works of art and craft pieces in the past and I have every expectation that the new centre will be an inspiration for them."

Extensive consultation with centre users and local people helped to develop the plans. They suggested ideas for building design and special features, such as a café linking the centre to Albany Park and the children’s play area. The building will be a community resource in the evenings and weekends.

Cllr McGowan, added, “BHP Architects have developed the plans and Jerram Falkus is the appointed contractor for the new build. Next summer this building will be complete providing new and exciting opportunities for service users and local people.”

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