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Construction consultancy begins work on £880,000 development

Construction has begun on a new £880,000 resource centre in Halesworth.

The Pear Tree Centre, which will be located on land adjacent to Cutlers Hill Surgery, will offer a range of support services to patients suffering from cancer or other life-limiting illnesses along with their families and friends.

Daniel Connal Partnership (DCP), who have offices in Norwich, Colchester and London, are working as project managers on the development.

The project has been designed by award-winning architects lsi and will see a 180m² single storey building be constructed to sit sympathetically alongside the already existing Cutlers Hill Surgery.

The building’s appearance is a simple palette with elevations of brick and timber cladding, zinc coloured roofs and composite aluminium windows. The form is two pitched roof elements linked with a lightweight flat roofed glass link – to help direct visitors to the entrance while providing a view into the lounge and garden.

Senior Partner at DCP, Robert Dale, commented, “The Pear Tree Centre will provide vital information and support services to the community, and we are very proud to be part of the team working to deliver it.”

The Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund (HCNCF), a local charity established in 1989, has worked with the local community to help raise the much-needed funds for the development.

Mr Ted Edwards, co-chair of the Pear Tree Centre project said, “We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported our fundraising drive, and look forward to watching the Pear Tree Centre rise from the ground over the coming months so that it can start to bring real benefits to local people.”

The plan is for the building to be fully operational by the end of the year.

Established in 1946, Daniel Connal Partnership offers a wide range of specialist construction skills to clients, large and small, across all sectors of the market and throughout the UK.

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