Work starts on trust’s conference centre

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CONSTRUCTION has begun on a new conference centre for the Aldingbourne Trust.

The charity, which supports people with learning difficulties, aims to give people more independent lives.

The building, which is being built on land adjacent to the charity’s current site in Blackmill Lane, Chichester, will have seating for 100 people and will comprise of a new entrance to the centre, shop, and accessible changing facilities, as well as a modern café for visitors and extra staff offices.

Managing director of the Aldingbourne Trust Sue Livett said: ‘The support we have received has been tremendous, which includes generous gifts, donations and visits from many individuals, local businesses, trusts and the Coast 2 Capital local enterprise partnership.

‘The positive difference that the new centre will make to the people we support, our visitors who enjoy a great day out, and our hardworking volunteers and training staff, will be immense.’

The work is being overseen by Amiri Construction.