Sense Hard Hat Day

TouchBase Champions lead the way

On Friday June 24 Stepnell were delighted to assist our friends from national deafblind charity Sense hold their first ‘Hard Hat Day’ on site.  Hard Hat days are being held throughout the construction period of the new £9.2 million TouchBase Pears centre in Selly Oak, Birmingham and will give the Sense team and their guests the opportunity to see the progress of the build.  The site tour led by TouchBase Champions, ended with an interesting debate session about what people would like to be available at the new centre with ideas ranging from using it to host awareness events to installing a climbing wall.

The new 6,500 sq m, three-storey centre will deliver a major new centre for people with disabilities in the West Midlands and provide a base for the charity to deliver vital specialist services to help people with sensory impairments to learn new skills, build their confidence and engage in community activities. TouchBase Pears will also offer a welcoming hub for wider community services in Selly Oak, including an arts and performance area, gallery, nursery and public café.

If you’d like to know more about Sense, visit their website www.sense.org.uk

Image L-R: Kevin Hudson, Stepnell Project Manager and the TouchBase Champions