Topping Out Ceremony At New Centre

12 March 2019, 13:03 | Updated: 12 March 2019, 13:05

Chailey Heritage Foundation

A £3million purpose-built centre for children and young people with complex disabilities in Sussex is a step closer to completion.

A topping out ceremony's take place at the D.R.E.A.M  (dynamic, real, experiential, amazing, magical) Centre in Lewes which is being built by Chailey Heritage Foundation.

Years in the planning,  the centre will be large enough for the youngsters to participate in a mixture of arts and physical activities. 

Wheelchair football, power chair driving, trampolining, drama and dance will all be on offer alongside the four dimensional sensory experience. 

This multi-media experience will allow children to be ‘transported’ to different countries and experience the sights and sounds from around the world.

Sally Anne-Murray, Development Director said: “It’s wonderful to see the topping out of The D.R.E.A.M. Centre taking place. This wouldn’t be happening without the phenomenal support of our sponsors, trusts, foundations, local businesses and the general public who have helped us raise the £ 3.1 million needed for its design and build. 

"Many of the activities that the children and young people will be able to take part in will be groundbreaking and will really broaden their horizons and enable them to develop new skills.”

The D.R.E.A.M. Centre will be open for the young people at Chailey Heritage in the summer.