Autism Together opens new facility13/06/2017
An award-winning charity is opening new premises in Wirral so it can expand its woodworks and ceramics facilities, national commercial property company LCP has announced.
Autism Together, formerly Wirral Autistic Society, has moved to Unit 2, Hardknott Road, The Old Hall Estate, Bromborough, where it will also house its maintenance team and the estates and facilities back-office team, who were based at its headquarters in nearby Oak House, Tebay Road.
The charity has agreed a 10-year lease with LCP, which owns and manages the estate, for the 10,504 sq ft unit and it plans to move in this month.
Robin Bush, chief executive of Autism Together, said: “We’ve a long and proud history of enabling our service users to enjoy a range of activities – from swimming to sculpting – and because our ceramics and woodwork activities are very popular, we wanted to have larger premises to accommodate these. The new unit will enable us to continue offering these popular activities in bigger, more suitable premises.”
Paula James, LCP’s industrial lettings manager, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Autism Together to unit 2. It’s ideally situated because just a few minutes’ walk from its headquarters in Oak House and provides ample space it requires to accommodate its team and the woodwork and ceramics facilities.”
Old Hall Industrial Estate borders Wirral International Business Park and is accessed via the A41 New Chester Road, which is close to junction 5 of the M53. Birkenhead Tunnel is five miles to the north via the A41, providing a direct link to Liverpool city centre.