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Plans for town centre charity hub move forward

An artist's impression of what Style Acre may look like when it is completed NNL-140819-173230001

An artist's impression of what Style Acre may look like when it is completed NNL-140819-173230001

Plans for a new charity hub in Banbury’s town centre have moved forward with the appointment of a contractor.

The charity Style Acre bought the old Le Royale nightclub in Butcher’s Row last year with the aim to turn it into a multi-functional hub for people with learning disabilities.

It has now announced the Oxfordshire-based building contractor Kingerlee as its partner. It will begin the refurbishment next month and will also project manage the build at no extra cost to the charity. The project is due to be completed in April 2015.

Style Acre’s chief executive Kate Liddle said:“We are absolutely delighted that Kingerlee approached us with a view to supporting Style Acre in developing vital services for people with learning disabilities. Kingerlee has already invested a lot of time with us providing thoughtful consideration and huge cost savings for this exciting project. We like Kingerlee’s ethos and commitment and feel this will be of benefit to the Banbury community.”

Michael Puttick, managing director of Kingerlee, said: “We are very committed to working in partnership with Style Acre and are thrilled to be involved in such an important project. We have a great deal of experience in working on building projects that support individuals with disabilities, such as special needs schools, and we were also responsible for building the new North Oxfordshire Academy.”

 

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