Architects Barron Designs, have unveiled plans showing what the first stage of redevelopment of Wirral Autistic Society’s Raby Hall will look like, at the official launch of the Society’s Lifetime Appeal.
The blue prints, which have already met with planning permission, are the first of three stages of development of the Raby site, the aim of which is to improve the lives of adults cared for by Wirral Autistic Society and to fulfil their often complex living needs. Subsequent phases will eventually see the complete renovation of the main hall which is where the charity first started and is estimated to cost a further £2.5m.
Steve Nunwick, Director of Estates & Facilities, said, “The new home has been expertly designed by Barron Designs, who also designed our garden centre and who have a real understanding and empathy with the needs of people with autism.
The new home has built on the lessons we learned from previous projects, so we know that well thought out features really work in practice and help create the right atmosphere for autistic adults.”
Craig Barron, Director of Barron Designs, said, “We considered several features in our designs including en-suite bedrooms to encourage personal care and provide privacy and dignity, plus under floor heating and wide corridors to avoid overcrowding and reduce anxiety levels.
This, coupled with easy access to the open air and surrounding grounds, provide more than just better accommodation, they allow a more appropriate environment for people with autism.”
For further information regarding the project, please contact the Fundraising Officer, Rick Myers, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07887 631218.