Aspley centre reopens after major renovation

Nottingham Old Market Square and Council House
David has locked after the Council House clock since 1985 © Copyright Peter Tarleton

A Nottingham centre supporting people with disabilities and learning difficulties is ready to re-open after a £677,000 facelift.

Improvements include an extended hydrotherapy pool, refurbished changing rooms, a new roof, kitchen, reception, café and outdoor seating area at the Martin Jackaman Centre in Aspley.

The facility, on Robin’s Wood Road , provides specialist care for people with physical. sensory and learning disabilities and aims to help them lead healthy, active and independent lives.

Councillor Jackie Morris and Councillor Alex Norris, portfolio holder for adults commissioning and health.

Cllr Alex Norris said: “This is fantastic news and a project worthy of council support.

“The extended and refurbished pool will be able to help so many more users than before and I’m sure people will really enjoy coming along to such a vibrant and modern-looking building.”

It opened two years ago and is named after Martin Jackaman, who grew up in Aspley and has been involved in campaigning for developers to install “Changing Places” toilets that are specifically designed for disabled people who need extra help from a carer.

Mr Jackaman said: “I’m immensely proud to have been involved in the development of the centre and I’m looking forward to seeing this incredible resource making a positive difference to the lives of people with special needs in Nottingham and their families for years to come.

 

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