North East construction firm, Howard Russell, is nearing completion on a £950,000 project to transform the former Ambassador Hotel in Whitley Bay into a day care centre for people with learning disabilities.
The company was appointed as main contractor after winning a competitive tender for a refurbishment and reconfiguration of the three storey building.
BW Architecture were appointed architects on the scheme, which should be ready for handover next month.
Once complete the property will comprise a specialist day care centre, training facilities and offices, providing support services to young people and adults with learning disabilities in the North Tyneside area.
Commercial director of Howard Russell, Ian Goss, said; ‘We are proud to be working for such a fantastic charitable cause. New Prospects offer a wide range of support services to the local community and the new facility will enable them to further enhance these services.”