A DISCO-inspired jacuzzi and Hogwarts-style dining lights are some of the eye-popping features at a £2.4 million complex just opened in the Capital.
The council-run Seaview Centre – which opened yesterday – will cater to around 60 children aged from five to 17 with disabilities and additional support needs. It will aim to provide regular short breaks full of fun activities.
Many of the dazzling additions to the centre were dreamed up by staff and children who use the service – and they had ideas ranging from floating lights to a flying fox and treehouse in the garden.
The centre was built by the council’s in-house team of architects on the old Lismore Primary School site.
Carol Mentiplay, Seaview manager, said: “What makes the centre so special was all the work that went into taking on board the ideas from both children and staff.
“I can’t praise highly enough everyone involved in the design and construction process as their enthusiasm has rubbed off on everyone else and resulted in a perfect building.”
City education chief Councillor Paul Godzik said: “Respite care is an extremely important service and the new Seaview centre offers a wonderful setting to provide this. Both the young person and their families can benefit immensely from the facilities.”