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Help for Heroes Centre Wins South West Property Award

29th May 2015

The Help for Heroes Personal Recovery Centre in Plymouth has won the ‘Commercial Project of the Year with a Value Over £5million’ category at the 2015 Michelmores Property Awards, one of the South West's leading property awards.

Designed by Capita’s architectural and structural teams and built by Interserve Construction, the centre welcomes both serving and veteran members of all three services who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses whilst serving our country.  It provides opportunities to take part in sporting, leisure and therapeutic activities; education courses; life skills courses; and provides access to welfare advice and support. 

Facilities in the project’s £10.2m, 3800sqm Endeavour Building include a competition-standard 25-meter swimming pool with hydraulic-adjustable floor; large sprung floor gymnasium with a fully adaptive cardio-vascular space; 12-meter hydrotherapy pool; eight fully equipped consulting rooms; large barista style cafeteria; support hub; and administrative space.

The centre also includes Parker VC, a £9m, 4025sqm, 66 bed accommodation building that houses six family suites to accommodate visiting family members of the injured service personnel living there. Constructed over four floors, the building has a single-storey ‘welcome hub’ with overlying communal private roof terrace and sensory garden.

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