Milestone as Newark Day Services move to Woods Court
As part of the £15 million scheme, which is funded by Nottinghamshire County Council and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, the existing Newark Day Service has now moved from their London Road site to a temporary location at Woods Court on Walker Close for 12 months.
There will be no changes in day services offered, which caters for adults with disabilities and older people and the building has been adapted to meet the service users’ needs.
This milestone allows demolition works to start at the London Road building, creating space for the new Orchard School and a new enhanced day care facility, which will be built on the site of the former Grove Leisure Centre, regenerating a disused area of land and transforming it into state-of-the-art education and care services.
The Nottinghamshire County Council development, which is being delivered by Arc Partnership, is due to be completed in April 2020.
By consolidating two existing sites in Newark and Balderton, the new school will cater for up to 140 pupils with Special Educational Needs. It will include a hydrotherapy pool and will be capable of further expansion to 170 places in the future.
You can view a short video from Councillor Wallace's visit to the Day Services here.