HARTSDOWN Sport and Leisure Centre has benefitted from a new community hub NHS drop-in centre, as part of a £1.7m facility investment since 2009, funded by Kent County Council.
To accommodate the new 200sqm drop-in centre, leisure, design and build specialists Createability initially had to remove Ollie’s Children’s Indoor Play Centre.
The four-level soft play area, featuring a four-lane astro racer slide, cargo nets, spooky spider web, up and under challenge, giant spiral slide, log ramps, hanging slippery seaweed and giant boulder canyon, was repositioned on the second floor and benefits from a slight increase in size.
The four-room community hub and NHS drop-in centre provides a dual use site for both the Thanet District Partnership Group, which will use the facilities to benefit the local disabled community, while also functioning as a party room for the use of Your Leisure Kent Limited.
The community hub features a sensory room with LED colour changing remote controlled lights along with two separate hoists, one in the changing area and one that can track between the hub and the sensory room. There is also a low worktop in the kitchenette specifically for disabled access.
Managing director of Createability Ian Cotgrave said: “In order to minimise any disturbance to members at the Sport and Leisure Centre, and in particular the soft play area, all work was completed in just eight weeks. The community hub is central to the centre and will no doubt benefit from a large amount of usage.”
Go backPosted on 14th June 2016