Client: North East Autism Society
Duration: May 17 – December 17
Value: £1 million
Location: County Durham
We have completed the construction of 4 no. bespoke four bedroom respite lodges for children and adults with autism for the North East Autism Society at New Warlands Farm, Holmside, County Durham. The lodges are situated in a rural setting adjacent to two existing lodges and local to the clients existing training facility, so that anyone using the new lodges for short breaks can also utilise the facilities within the training facility.
The project included timber frame buildings installed on raft foundations and included timber cladding and render externally together with high performance insulation, windows and doors.
Internally the lodges are fitted out with modern fittings and fixtures with kitchen, master bathroom and ensuite facilities with the autistic residents in mind so that they can have home from home breaks in safe surroundings. The lodges are set within 77 acres of secluded farmland and countryside within County Durham.
Extensive drainage and external works were constructed to provide access to the four lodges and new playing areas and park areas were formed as part of the works.