The design proposals for a new secure children’s home to be built on the outskirts of Sleaford, Lincolnshire, have been completed by contractor Willmott Dixon.
The 28-bed secure facility’s plans, which were approved three weeks ago and will be situated in Bonemill Lane on the town’s outskirts, were created by Kier. The Department for Education funds the program, which will provide care for some of Lincolnshire’s most vulnerable children and serve as a national source for secure housing, reports Contract Journal.
The new residence will use a mostly off-grid design supported by solar panels and power storage to achieve as close to a net zero in operation solution as possible, according to Willmott Dixon director Nick Heath. A surface water attenuation pond, a parking lot, a new service road, and landscaped areas will also be included in the development. The new structure has been created to help young people get their lives “back on track” by providing a wide range of amenities, such as on-site educational, wellness, vocational, and sporting facilities. It also meets important sustainability standards to clarify the building’s legacy.