Gradon Architecture, working with the Percy Hedley Foundation, have drawn up plans to help families across the region by improving and extending facilities at a specialist school at Killingworth, North Tyneside.
If accepted, the project will provide additional school and residential accommodation for young people with accessible facilities designed to promote independent living.
Gradon has received a “supportive” response from North Tyneside Council from the Pre-Application Enquiry for the plans to build the new 24-bed home, and will be submitting a full planning application within the next two weeks.
The project partnership includes Portland Construction (structural and civil engineers) and RPS (mechanical and electrical engineers) and the project managers are Identity Consult. If approved, the project is planned for completion by September 2017.