The gallery is incorporated within the village centre and aims to link the past and present through shared memories, experiences and reminiscence.
It forms the base for Belong’s Experience Days service, specialist day care for older people, and aims to become a dementia centre of excellence.
TRP Consulting, which has an office in Preston, specialises in providing civil, structural and environmental engineering consultancy services. Its highly experienced structural engineers have a strong track record of delivery on large complex building works.
The Newcastle-upon-Lyme project is one of a series of care village developments that TRP’s team has been involved in for the not-for-profit organisation which is based in Nantwich, Cheshire.
TRP Consulting director Geoff Wilks said: “We have a long and successful relationship with Belong, working on state-of-the-art care facilities and accommodation in communities across the UK.
“We’re delighted that the Newcastle-under-Lyme project is rightfully receiving accolades both nationally and locally.
“It is a tremendous development, transforming an iconic local landmark that had stood empty for some time into a vibrant and important facility for the community and allowing people to engage positively with the area’s heritage.
“There is great synergy between the impressive historic building and the new element of the development, the modern, cutting-edge care village.”
He added: “The care and health sector is a strong growth area for us. We’ve seen a steady increase in work over the past few years as the need for high quality care services and accommodation for older people continues to rise.”
Belong is a not-for-profit organisation with more than 20 years’ experience in providing outstanding care - any surplus money is reinvested into its award winning services, people and facilities.
TRP Consulting has carried out work on building and design projects for companies and organisations in sectors ranging from sport and leisure to advanced manufacturing, aerospace and the health service. Its current projects include Premier League football side Leicester City’s state-of-the-art training facility.
The practice provides a full range of civil, structural and environmental engineering consultancy services - providing a broad knowledge base and promoting a proactive approach to project delivery.
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